Presented by Docs In Progress
Apr 12, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium
7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912, United States
Single Ticket to Screening of WALLS THAT BLEED
Presented as part of We Are Takoma
WALLS THAT BLEED: THE STORY OF THE DUDLEY/A&T UPRISING
by Michael Anthony
WALLS THAT BLEED chronicles a lesser known chapter of the civil rights movement. While Greensboro, North Carolina is known for the non-violent sit-in demonstrations which took place at segregated drug store counters in 1960, these demonstrations also led to one of the most successful student-led uprisings. What started out as a protest over a simple student council election at James B. Dudley High School in 1969 quickly erupted into a three-day gun battle on the campus of the historically black North Carolina A&T State University with the local African-American community defending itself against local and national law enforcement. The film played at various film festivals, campus and community screenings nationwide, and was nominated for Best Documentary Film in the HBO/CNN category at the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival. Following the screening, Docs In Progress Program Manager Andrea Passafiume will lead a Q&A with director Michael Anthony.
This program is free thanks to the support of
Docs In Progress is also supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Takoma Foundation, Maryland Humanities, the Montgomery County Executive's Ball, and people like you. Thank you!
ABOUT DOCS IN PROGRESS
Docs In Progress is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to building community through documentary. We do this through a variety of programs including classes, workshops, filmmaker roundtables, and screenings of both in-progress and completed works. We have presented screenings in Takoma Park as part of the We Are Takoma program since 2012.