The history of the Civil Rights movement in Colorado is captured in riveting detail by director Dick Alweis in the Rebels Remembered documentary series. The legendary leaders of CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality, feature prominently in the film and shed light on experiences of Denver residents. Several of the activists featured in the film, as well as the director, Dick Alweis, will be present to answer questions from the audience after each of the film events.
Rebels Remembered gives the viewer a profound sense of the hurt caused by prejudice. These hour long films illustrate events and circumstance from the view points of those whose time forever changed race relations. The program evolves from the time when hurtful racially bigoted action was the norm of society, through the activism of the middle of the decade to present day.
We start the series on Tuesday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. with the first film, Rebels Remembered: The Civil Rights Movement in Colorado, which provides an introduction to the topic. The second film, Rebels Remembered: Law Not Justice provides an overview of policing and courts from an African American perspective on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. The third film, Rebels Remembered: My Neighborhood School, will be shown on Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. and explores the last century of education change in Denver area schools and traces the evolution through de facto segregation, busing and white flight.
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