The Chicago Freedom School and the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College present…
February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four
Join us for a reception, screening, and community discussion of this acclaimed film that looks back at how four African-American college freshmen took a stand for justice by sitting down at a Woolworth whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina in February 1960. Their actions launched the sit-in movement, created momentum for the organizing of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and profoundly changed the direction of this country.
Following the screening, we invite you to participate in a community dialogue which will be centered on how the history of that moment is relevant to the issues of today.
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 312.435.1201.
This event is presented by The Chicago Freedom School and the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College, in partnership with The Public Square, Teachers for Social Justice, and the Chicago SNCC History Project.
For more information, call 312.435.1201.