A Time for Justice and Mighty Times: The Children’s March
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we present two Academy Award-winning documentaries. A Time for Justice (1994; 38 minutes) depicts the battle for civil rights as told by its foot soldiers. Directed by four-time Academy Award winner Charles Guggenheim, the film reveals the heroism of individuals who risked their lives for the cause of freedom and equality. Mighty Times: The Children’s March (2004; 40 minutes) tells the story of how the young people of Birmingham, Alabama, braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 and brought segregation to its knees.
Tuesday, July 1, at noon in the William McGowan Theater (enter the National Archives Building through the Special Events entrance at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue).
Both films are being screened courtesy of Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Image: Civil Rights Act of 1964 , 07/02/1964 National Archives Identifier: 299891.