Counter Histories: Rock Hill
Nine young black men exercise their power to change history. It’s 1961 and the Civil Rights movement is stalled with protests, arrests, bailouts and then a return to life as usual in the segregated South. Students at a small Baptist College in Rock Hill, SC decide to sit in at their local lunch counter, get arrested, go to jail and stay there. It’s a test case that brings national attention to the movement and changes strategy. A little-known story in a well-chronicled history, Counter Histories: Rock Hill breaks with documentary conventions to connect with a new audience and tie the historical movement to present day struggles.
Cornell Fine Arts Museum
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 5:30pm
Winter Park Public Library
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 3:30pm