EVANSTON’S LIVING HISTORY: DOCUMENTARY AND DISCUSSION WITH FILMMAKER CRAIG DUDNICK
A special program for Black History Month.
The film “Evanston’s Living History” may be watched beforehand on Kanopy, the library’s free streaming movie service. Please contact the library for instructions on using Kanopy. Participants are encouraged to watch the video before the Zoom program, but the presentation can be enjoyed whether or not you have seen it.
Evanston’s Living History is the story of a people paying a big price for rights and liberties that many of us take for granted; a community whose indomitable spirit influenced the conscience of a nation.
It is the story of a community’s struggle for justice; with roots extending to the town of Abbeville, South Carolina and the horrific lynching of one of its prominent citizens, Anthony Crawford. Follow the lives of Crawford’s descendants and their allies as the fight for the passage of United States Senate Resolution 39, which apologized for the failure of the Senate to enact anti-lynching legislation. Learn about Evanston’s greatest generation, and their courageous fight to free Evanston from the bondage of racial discrimination.
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