3 1/2 out of 4 Stars - Video Librarian
4.9 out of 5 by teachers at Multicultural Education Institute
As seen on PBS
JOHN LEWIS INTERVIEW (UNCUT)
NO ONE KNEW THAT A GROUP OF OKLAHOMA CITY KIDS WERE HEROES.
NOT EVEN THE KIDS THEMSELVES.
On August 19, 1958, a group of black children walked into Katz drugstore, sat at the lunch counter and asked for service. This began their long journey. It never got violent, it never made national news but these kids desegregated every restaurant in Oklahoma City except one before the 1964 Civil Rights Act was made into law. “Children of the Civil Rights” documentary film shares their six year odyssey to freedom. True story. True heroes.
Want something that will make your audience stand up and cheer?
(Comments from students in five different states.)
... the best film I've ever seen ... Inspirational!
Fantastic! ... a cinematic masterpiece.
Don't blink while watching this film, you don't want to miss anything!
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Add a Speaking Engagement
Bringing this film and panel to our students is the best thing I've done so far...! (Superintendent Rick Cobb)
It was fantastic. What an honor! (OCU president Don Beta)
My library patrons love it! (Media Services librarian Sandy Futrell)
We packed the house! Our viewers absolutely loved the experience. (Pickford Film Center ED Susie Purves)
Why this film?
Our youth are taking to the streets in protest but do they know …
America’s most successful civil rights demonstration never got violent. … and it was run by six to seventeen year old kids!
“Children of the Civil Rights” — a beautiful story where the power is in the strength of the young.
This film is their answer (and yours).
We believe in making a difference. We believe in empowering the young so they can change the world and make it better.
The way we empower the young is by creating stories that are beautifully crafted, delightfully entertaining and deeply inspirational.
“Children of the Civil Rights” documentary film is one of those stories.
This film brings the community together.
This film will make your students, your theater or TV audience, your library patrons and your community stand up and cheer (and shout and clap and smile).
Then they’ll want to talk.
They always do.
Organize a film screening at your facility.
After the show, step back and simply let everyone talk with each other. Time and again, we’ve witnesses viewers want to talk after seeing “Children of the Civil Rights. This makes your job easy.
You just simply need to pass the microphone and moderate so folks have a fair crack at speaking.
For a deeper dive -- organize a panel Q&A!
Talk to the elders in your community and find out who were involved in the Civil Rights Movement (often pastors and priest will know).
Talk to those who were involved and see which ones might make the best panel speakers.
Choose only the best and invite them to be a part of the panel.
Show the film first then moderate a Q&A session between panelists and audience members after. Everyone loves it.
Or bring sit-inners from the film and (or) the film director to your community.
A few of the original sit-inners featured in the film and the director are available to give presentations.
TIP: Partner with key groups, school foundations and secure business sponsorships so you don’t have to use funds from your operating budget (we know how tight things can be).
Give us a call and we’ll help you put it all together.
We offer teacher trainings too!
So plan now!
Plan for next year’s Black History Month.
Or work with local school’s and their school foundations to arrange for school field trips to your indie theater or library facility.
Or collaborate with churches, political groups or community organizations to help get the word out and grow your audience.
Or show it at your church or community organization.
Or invite friends to your home for lively debate.
You and your audience will be thrilled you did!
We do what’s best to fit your budget. Give me a call and we’ll make a plan that best fits your needs.
Julia – Film Director
And thanks for sharing your story Dad!
Bill Clifford (my father) got involved in 1960 and he, later in life, introduced me to “the kids”.
The film would not exist without him. (He’s the one on the front row.)