"Alice’s Ordinary People" documentary screening with Filmmaker Craig Dudnick

"Alice’s Ordinary People" documentary screening with Filmmaker Craig Dudnick

From April 13, 2018 06:00 until April 13, 2018 07:30

At Walter E. Olson Memorial Library--203 N. Main Street

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The Olson Memorial Library is pleased offer a screening of the powerful civil rights film, “Alice’s Ordinary People” and an in-person visit with its filmmaker Craig Dudnick. Join us on Friday, April 13 at 6:00pm for this extraordinary event.

“Alice's Ordinary People” is a 56-minute documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. Her great contribution to the field of politics is the thread which connects these two men.

Alice’s life story reads like a history of the movement. Early on she fought the “Willis Wagons”, second class structures built to relieve overcrowding in Chicago schools which served the African American community. Their very existence perpetuated segregation. In 1966, Dr. King came to Chicago. Alice and her husband James marched with him, often at great personal risk. It was at this time that Dr. King joined Reverends Jesse Jackson and James Bevel to form Operation Breadbasket. Breadbasket fought racism on many fronts, but its main focus was jobs for African Americans, particularly at businesses drawing profits from the African American community.

A “Q and A” with the director will follow the screening.

Link to more information on the documentary