Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power – Free Screening

1/16/23 – Rose Theatre
Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power – Free Screening

Our annual free screening for the community in honor of MLK Day returns on January 16, 2023!
Free tickets will be available online and at the box office starting January 11, 2023, on a first come, first served basis. Limit of 2 tickets per person.

The passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 represented not the culmination of the Civil Rights Movement, but the beginning of a new, crucial chapter. Nowhere was this next battle better epitomized than in Lowndes County, Alabama, a rural, impoverished county with a vicious history of racist terrorism. In a county that was 80 percent Black but had zero Black voters, laws were just paper without power. This isn’t a story of hope but of action. Through first person accounts and searing archival footage, LOWNDES COUNTY AND THE ROAD TO BLACK POWER tells the story of the local movement and young Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizers who fought not just for voting rights, but for Black Power in Lowndes County.

NR, 89 min.

"Absolutely vital." – The Wrap

"Timely and relevant in the face of current attempts to disenfranchise Black voters." – RogerEbert.com