Austin Civil Rights Stories

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Sunday, July 12, 2:00

This documentary was filmed in 2017 by PBS/KLRU. It is a description of numerous civil rights stories caused by systemic racism in our city in the 20th Century. The struggle of our neighbors from the African American community to desegregate institutions in east Austin are told by people who live in the area. Many of them are Episcopalians from St. James’ Church. Bertha Means, Wilhelmina Delco, Hoover Alexander and others are interviewed about the courage needed to change segregation in Austin. The film is about our history with sit-ins, city council actions, marches, and protests. Gentrification of east Austin that is changing the culture in this historic area is also discussed. This 28 minute film will be followed by discussion.

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