Central High Historic Site to honor educators and social activists

Central High National Historic Site presents The Reel Civil Rights Film Festival and 57th commemoration Sept. 19-25, 2014

In commemoration of the 57th anniversary of the integration of Central High School, the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site will honor local educators and social activists at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.

Honorees include Dr. Dexter Booth, Dr. Beverly Divers-White, Othello Faison, Ed Hawkins (posthumously), Nancy Rousseau, and Sammie Nell Irving Tollette.

Dr. Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, will deliver the keynote address, and Dr. Michael R. Twyman, director of the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity will host the ceremony.

The ceremony is the culmination of The Reel Civil Rights Film Festival taking place on various days and times in September.

A highlight of the festival will occur on Sept. 20 at Little Rock Central High School when filmmaker and writer, Oliver Stone, and co-writer, Peter Kuznick, will screen their film, The ‘50s: Eisenhower, The Bomb & The Third World. The film and all others presented during the festival are free and open to the public; however, seating is limited and reservations are required for the Stone screening at www.eventbrite.com.

See the full lineup of films at The Reel Civil Rights Film Festival and 57th commemoration schedule.

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