Friday, August 9, 2013

Dallas Faces Race, Screening the Documentary 'King: Montgomery to Memphis'

Dallas Faces Race is the beginning of a sustainable forum on race in Dallas. The forum will bring together organizations to actively build their capacity to address racial equity and make change. 

CitySquare is a Dallas Faces Race partner

There are several events designed to foster meaningful education and discussion meant to lead to greater understanding between racial groups in Dallas. One of these is screening of the classic documentary 'King: Montgomery to Memphis', about the life and career of one of the greatest American leaders in our history. 

The movie will be shown on August 28, at the Galaxy Theatre Stadium 10 (Screen 1) 11801 Mccree Road here in Dallas.

While most people are familiar with King's 'I Have a Dream' speech, few have heard the speech that propelled him into national prominence. This video (there is no actual footage of the meeting itself) is that speech, delivered in December of 1955, at the Holt Street Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, King's words on this evening launched a boycott of the Montgomery bus system that lasted nearly a year. 

I encourage everyone to attend this screening and avail yourselves of the opportunity to participate in the conversations which will lead to a tremendous conference to be held in Dallas in November 2014. 

Take the time to register here...

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