Two Trains Runnin’
In June 1964 hundreds of college students traveled to Mississippi, starting what would be known as Freedom Summer. That same month, two groups of young men – musicians, students and record collectors – also traveled to Mississippi. Each had come to find an old blues singer and coax him out of retirement. Mississippi that summer was a tense and violent place. With hundreds teaching in freedom schools and registering voters, the Ku Klux Klan and police force vowed that Freedom Summer would not succeed. Two Trains Runnin’ pays tribute to a pioneering generation of musicians and also cuts to the heart of our present moment, offering a crucial view of the evolving dynamics of race in America.
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 1:00pm