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Albany: Free Film Series on Women in Civil Rights

A free, month-long film lineup will focus on the role of women in the civil rights movement, offering five Thursday screenings followed by discussions.

Part of the African American History Film and Discussion Series, all events will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the AHA, located at 200 South Pearl St., Albany. They’re sponsored by the Center for Law and Justice, the Albany Housing Authority and the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region.

Details below. For more information, call 427-8361.

  • Feb. 5: “A Time for Justice,” Charles Guggenheim’s Academy Award-winning 1994 short documenting civil rights protests. With dinner provided by the housing authority. Discussion led by Alice Green, executive director of the law and justice center.
  • Feb. 12: “Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders,” Laura J. Lipson’s 2002 documentary looking at the movement in Mississippi from the point of view of women. With refreshments. Discussion led by Jacqui Williams, founding director of Filling in the Gaps in American History.
  • Feb. 19: “The Rosa Parks Story,” Julie Dash’s 2002 TV movie starring Angela Bassett. With refreshments. Discussion led by lawyer Sarah Birn.
  • Feb. 26: “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners,” Shola Lynch’s 2013 documentary study of Angela Davis. with refreshments. Discussion led by Alice Green.
  • March 5: “Chisholm ‘72: Unbought and Unbossed,” 2004 Shola Lynch film concerning Shirley Chisholm. With dinner provided by the housing authority. Discussion led by Tamika Carey, assistant professor at SUNY Albany.
 As reported by Amy Bioncolli on

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