Spring 2015

Justice posterThe Activists' Playbook: From SNCC to Selma to the New Civil Rights Movement

March 4, 2015, 7:00 PM

Durham Public Library, Main Library, 301 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, NC 27701

Panel discussion with Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veterans Judy Richardson and Charlie Cobb, local activist Cynthia Borwn, and two young Durham activists. The event will celebrate the formal launch of the "One Person, One Vote" website (onevotesncc.org), which tells the story of how SNCC's commitment to community organizing forged a movement for voting rights made up of thousands of local people. A reception will follow. Free and open to the public.



The One Who Builds

Rights! Camera! Action!: The One Who Builds

February 5, 2015, 7:00 pm

Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4, 114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701

The One Who Builds is a film about the life and work of Dr. Omer Omer, once a Sudanese refugee, now an American citizen who is paying it forward as the director of the North Carolina African Services Coalition, a refugee resettlement organization in Greensboro, NC. In Greensboro, Omer has transcended boundaries dictated by society, race and religion to build a new village, one friendship at a time. A panel discussion featuring co-director Hillary Pierce and current director of the NCASC, Million Mekonnen, will follow the screening.

Co-presented with the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI, the Human Rights Archive, and the Archive of Documentary Arts and Screen/Society.



NC Mutual Baltimore

A Family Affair - North Carolina Mutual and the Family Business

February 22, 2015, 3:00 pm

North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Auditorium, 411 W. Chapel Hill Street

Though many historians focus on the Spaulding, Merrick and Moore families, there were several other families with deep roots runnin through the N.C. Mutual family tree. Members of these families will discuss their role and generational experiences working for The Mutual.

Co-sponsored by the Durham Public Library, North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, North Carolina Central University Archives and Special Collections




Fall 2014

Stanley Nelson Documentary Film Series

The Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Filmmaker Series will be sponsoring screenings of four films directed by Stanley Nelson prior to his visit to Duke on October 16-18. Co-sponsors of the series are the Archive of Documentary Arts, Franklin Research Center, Screen/Society and the Program in Arts of the Moving Image. Each screening begins at 7:00 pm and is free and open to the public.

Emmett TillDate: September 16

Location: Richard White Lecture Hall

The Murder of Emmett Till

Film Introduction by documentary actor, Mike Wiley


Date: September 24

Location: Griffith Film Theater

Jonestown: Life and Death of Freedoms Temple

A Place of Our Own

Date: October 2

Location: Hayti Heritage Center

A Place of Our Own

Freedom Summer

Date: October 7

Location: Durham Public Library, Main Branch

Freedom Summer

Film discussion led by SNCC veteran, Charlie Cobb