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The Mount's Campus Ministry office presents the film "Soundtrack for a Revolution" about the American Civil Rights movement at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 in The Rose Hills Auditorium.
College to Screen Civil Rights Film 'Soundtrack for a Revolution'
Sept. 2, 2011 -- The Mount's Campus Ministry office and the Doheny Learning Resource Center present a free public screening of the Civil Rights film "Soundtrack for a Revolution" at 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 in The Rose Hills Auditorium.
The film tells the story of the Civil Rights movement through its powerful music -- the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
The film features new performances of freedom songs by top artists, including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean and The Roots; riveting archival footage; and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders, including Congressman John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Julian Bond, and Ambassador Andrew Young.
The freedom songs evolved from slave chants, from the labor movement, and especially from the black church. The music enabled blacks to sing words they could not say, and it was crucial in helping the protesters as they faced down brutal aggression with dignity and non-violence. The infectious energy of the songs swept people up and empowered them to fight for their rights.
The auditorium is located on the College's Doheny Campus, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles 90007. Financial support for the screening was made possible by a grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation awarded by the Institute for Higher Education Policy.