All Oakland Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. All branch libraries, except Eastmont and Brookfield Branch, will also be closed Tuesday, May 29th
AAMLO Annual MLK Film Festival
The African American Museum & Library is honored to continue its traditional Martin Luther King, Jr. Film Festival by presenting a selection of critically acclaimed films that put into historical perspective the Civil Rights movement and its heroes.
The March: The Story of the Greatest March in American History
Narrated by Denzel Washington, The March is the feature documentary on the renowned and historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. A watershed moment of the civil rights movement, the March brought together a huge coalition of powerful and revered civil rights organizations, labor unions, and civil rights leaders. It was to become the biggest civil protest in American history. (55 minutes)
4 Little Girls
Spike Lee takes an in-depth look at one of America's most terrible crimes - the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL in 1963, which took the lives of four young girls - and its impact on the civil rights movement. (102 minutes)
Freedom Summer: Mississippi, 1964
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till), this documentary highlights the efforts by both outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities and register black voters. (113 minutes)
If time permits, an additional film will be screened.
Admission is free; to RSVP, please call 510-637-0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.