Office of DEI Presents "Little Rock Central High: 50 Years Later" in the 1st Annual Black History Month Film Series
Throughout the month of February, we’ll be showing one movie per week that addresses the Black experience in America on the Eventive platform, for a true virtual film screening experience, followed by expert-led interactive discussions on the themes raised in the films.
WEEK 3 (FEB. 17, 6pm, EST): LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL HIGH: 50 YEARS LATER: A watershed moment in the civil rights movement occurred when federal troops enforced Brown v. Board of Education at Little Rock Central High School. What is Little Rock’s legacy a half-century later? This film follows the lives of present-day Little Rock students, teachers, and administrators over the course of a year — going inside classrooms, observing assemblies, and visiting students’ homes. Exposing the widely varying concerns and academic goals of black and white students, the film presents an unflinching view of the de facto segregation — all too visible in the racial makeup of Little Rock’s Advanced Placement classes — that still plagues many American schools. As one educator observes, Little Rock is “two schools in one.
Following the movie, Shante Spivey, MS Ed, New York City principal and program director, will lead a discussion on the film and its themes.
- Shante Spivey, MS EdNew York City principal and program director