Civil Rights, Resistance, and the Power of the Purse | Signpost to Freedom


GoogleMon, Jul 17, 2017 5:30 PM Sold Out


A production of Louisiana Public Broadcasting

An evening to remember the Baton Rouge Bus Boycott of 1953. SIGNPOST TO FREEDOM tells the little-known story of the eight-day boycott of the bus system by the African-American citizens of Baton Rouge. The lessons learned during the boycott were later used by the organizers of the better-known Montgomery Bus Boycott as a guide for their activities. The program was named Best Historical Documentary by the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival and received an honorable mention from the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Awards.

Following the film, we will have a conversation moderated by Vanita Gupta, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights with panelists including Anika Collier Navaroli, Color of Change; Debo Adegbile, WilmerHale; Christopher Tyson, Louisiana State University Law Center.

Reception precedes the event.

Monday, July 17 | Reception: 5:30 p.m.; Event: 6:30 p.m.
25 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Tickets: Free with Reservation