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QC's eye is on civil rights movement

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Article promoting a three part discussion series surrounding the movie "Mississippi Burning" and two other documentaries. Published inThe New York Daily News

Subject

Queens College (New York, N.Y.)
Civil Rights Movement--Mississippi--History--20th century
Mississippi Freedom Project

Creator

Davila, Albert

Source

AndrewGoodmanCollection

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1989-02-22

Date Created

2014-06-10

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JPEG

Extent

313 KB

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Queens (New York, N.Y.)
Mississippi

Text

FREE 3-PART DISCUSSION SERIES WILL BEGIN TOMORROW
QC's eye is on civil rights movement
By Albert Davila
The controversial film "Mississippi Burning" based loosely on the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers-one a Queens College student-will be part of a free three-part discussion series on the civil rights movement schedule for this month and next month at Queens College.
Other films that will be shown as part of the discussion series include a documentary on slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and "Mississippi:Is This America?"
The discussions, which start tomorrow, will bring to the campus Fred Zollo, the producer of "Mississippi Burning," the mother of Andrew Goodman, the Queens College student slain with two other civil rights workers, and others who participated in a voter-registration drive in Mississippi 25 years ago.
'Ideals of social justice'
The event is part of the college's 25th anniversary tribute "to the ideals of social justice for which James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner gave their lives." The three were ambushed and killed on June 21, 1964 by members of the Ku Klux Klan, who then buried the bodies beneath an earthen dam.
Goodman was 20 years old when he joined 1,000 other college students to register black voters in rural areas of Mississippi. Schwerner was a staff member for the registration campaign, and Chaney was a young Mississippi civil rights worker.
Aaron Henry, the Mississippi civil rights leader whose speech at Queens College in April 1964 inspired Goodman to join the voter-registration drive, is expected to participate in the panel discussion prior to the screening of "Mississippi Burning." The event is scheduled for March 2 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Colden Auditorium.
'Vitally important'
Also expected to participate in that discussion is political science Prof. Michael Harrington, Freedom Summer participant Marvin Rich, and a member of the Chaney family.
"Queens College has always tried to install in our students the values and courage exemplified by threes young men," said Queens College President Shirley Strum Kenny. " I believe it is vitally important to involve today's young people in activities to help remember and understand the meaning of the sacrifice made by Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner.
The series begins tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall 230 of the Benjamin Rosenthal Library with "Mississippi:Is this America?"
Carolyn Goodman, Andrew's mother will participate in the final event, on March 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Student Union. This segment will deal with the life and work of King.
For information call
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[Caption] Civil rights workers who became the subject of the movie "Mississippi Burning." The are (l.to r.) Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, who was a student at Queens College.

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8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 279 mm)
Paper

Citation

Davila, Albert, “QC's eye is on civil rights movement,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed July 2, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/256.

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