Screening of At the River: Struggle and Grace in the Segregated South
The public is invited to a screening of At the River: Struggle and Grace in the Segregated South on Saturday, August 27 at 6 PM at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill. A Q&A with director Carolyn Crowder will follow the screening.
At The River is a feature length documentary about a certain time and place in the deep south. In the Civil Rights era of the 50’s and 60’s most Presbyterian ministers stood on the banks of the cultural river of segregation and white supremacy. They opted not to stir the waters in their congregations and communities by speaking out. However, a few young southern Presbyterian ministers did brave those currents through their sermons, community organizing and participating in marches and protests. They faced dangerous, hate-filled consequences for these actions. At The River chronicles their lives and their decisions, as well as director Carolyn Crowder’s firsthand experience as a young white southern girl from Montgomery, Alabama. During those mean and turbulent times these ministers, through their love and example, had a huge impact on her life in helping her overcome her southern racist brainwashing.
The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments.
The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn.
Last Updated: August 11, 2022