Partnered with The Madison Sesquicentennial Committee, the library will host a film every Sunday in February to highlight the important role African Americans have played in the history of Alabama and the United States.
Feb. 3: “In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen” – a film that tells the heroic story of America’s first black fighter group, trained in Tuskegee Alabama. They were fighting a two-front war – the war against Hitler, and the war for their rights at home. This documentary follows their story from the group’s inception as an experimental fighter group to the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007.
Feb. 10: “4 Little Girls” – Directed by Spike Lee, this award winning documentary uses interviews with friends, civil rights movement leaders, government officials, as well as home movies and archival footage to tell the story of the four girls whose lives were lost in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama.
Feb. 17: “Freedom Riders” – From the PBS series “American Experience”, this inspirational documentary chronicles the courageous civil-rights activists who called themselves the Freedom Riders and their infamous trip through Aniston Alabama.
Feb. 24: “Selma” – In this Oscar Winning Film, watch Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s campaign to secure equal voting rights and the epic march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama in 1965.