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YWCA Tampa Bay Stand Against Racism April 28th
Date:  4/6/2016
ArticleType:  Member News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

YWCA Tampa Bay
Stand Against Racism


Thursday, April 28
6:00p.m. - 8:00 PM
All Children’s Hospital Education and Conference Center
701 4th Street South
St. Petersburg FL 33701

Pre-registration is required at www.ywcaoftampabay.org  
Free and open to the public

As part of its Stand Against Racism event, YWCA Tampa Bay will present the unlikely Florida-based story of the bloodiest campaign of the entire Civil Rights Movement—one that led directly to the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Filmmaker and veteran journalist Clennon L. King of Boston, Massachusetts, will introduce his hour-long, award-winning documentary, Passage at St. Augustine. The screening will be followed by a conversation with King, and a question and answer session. Click here to view the movie trailer.

“Like the Black Lives Matter Movement, the St. Augustine campaign was inspired, initiated and driven by young black activists, who ultimately won the attention of the nation and the world,” said King. “This iconic story of how they confronted racism in America is timely, relevant and timeless – offering a chance for our children to mark history, so as not to repeat it.”

Film Synopsis:
The award-winning “Passage at St. Augustine" establishes America's Oldest City as home to the most violent Civil Rights campaign of the Movement. Viewers are transported back to the unlikely Florida tourist town to hear first-hand from civil rights foot soldiers, Klansmen, journalists, clergy, politicians and the like, who fought on the front lines of the 18-month battle that led directly to the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Despite MLK and LBJ headlining the film's real-life cast, most come away asking why a campaign so pivotal appears to have been wiped from history.

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