Film tonight on civil rights murders
- Published: September 23, 2010
Neshoba: The Price of Freedom, a documentary about a Mississippi town still divided about the meaning of justice 40 years after three civil rights workers were killed there, will be shown tonight, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Little Art Theatre. The film is the concluding event in the Antioch College Civil Rights Cinema series, which has taken place the past several months. The film is free and open to the public.
This film has a local connection, as it concerns the murders of three civil rights workers, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, during Freedom Summer of 1964. Schwerner was the brother of longtime Yellow Springs resident and former Antioch College dean of students Steve Schwerner, who now lives in New York City. Another local connection is that Andrew Goodman was the older brother of Antioch College alumni David Goodman, an Antioch College alumnus who, along with Steve Schwerner, was a leader in college alumni efforts to revive Antioch College.
For more information, contact Jean Gregorek, 937-286-5934, or Anne Bohlen, 937-286-8455.