FILM SCREENING AND COMMUNITY TOWN HALL
“This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer”
“An Outrage:” Lynching in the American South
“Lynching in America” Confronting the legacy of racial terror
Films begin promptly at 7:05pm followed by a community panel discussion on understanding our history.
Following the Documentaries
Will Schwarz, a Baltimore-based filmmaker, video producer and founder of the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project, will provide a brief overview of the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project, Inc.;
Local historian and The Menare Foundation, Inc. President Anthony Cohen will discuss lynchings, which took place in Montgomery County.
James Stowe, the director of Human Rights will give a brief overview of Montgomery County’s current Remembrance Lynching Activities and, the Police Department will present current the County Hate Crime status.
Human Rights Commissioner and Montgomery County Human Rights Hall of Fame member Terry Vann will moderate a panel discussion and a question and answer segment.
Director of Human Rights James Stowe will be joined on the panel by Acting Chief Marcus Jones; Will Schwarz; Anthony Cohen; and Willie Pearl Mackie King who transcribed Dr. Martin Luther King’s letter from the Birmingham Jail.
Hosted by: Montgomery County Office on Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, Commission for Women, Department of Police, and the Committee Against Hate Violence