Deschutes Public Library News
Film Screening of "Nashville--We Were Warriors" at the Sunriver Branch
Posted By: Lisa McGean
Date Posted: 2/26/2009
The Deschutes Public Library and the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program are pleased to jointly present a film screening and discussion of "Nashville--We Were Warriors" at the Sunriver Area Public Library on March 4th at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and this program is free and open to the public.
This film looks at the Rev. James Lawson, a young civil rights activist, who in 1959 starts training African-American college students in Nashville, Tennessee, in techniques of nonviolent action. Inspired by a trip to India to study Ghandi and by the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Lawson decides to try his own hand at nonviolent struggle against racial segregation. Karen Aylward of Central Oregon Community College will lead a discussion following the film.
This film is part of a larger Emmy-winning documentary series called "A Force More Powerful" which explores one of the 20th century's most important but least-understood stories--how nonviolent power has overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world.
For questions about this and other library programs, please visit the library's website or call Lisa McGean at 312-1034.