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“Children of the Civil Rights’’ documentary to be shown on campus Feb. 9

DURANT, Okla. – The campus community will soon have the opportunity to view and discuss “Children of the Civil Rights,’’ a documentary based on the Oklahoma City restaurant sit-ins in 1958-64.

The film will be shown on Thursday, February 9, at 11 a.m. in room 213 of the Glen D. Johnson StudentUnion at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

As a bonus, the film’s director – Julia Clifford, a Southeastern graduate (’92) and Ardmore native – will be present to answer questions, along with participants of the sit-ins, who will share their personal experiences.

Promotional materials state the following about the documentary:

“For six years, a group of kids went into restaurants and asked for service. It never got violent; it never really made national news; but together, they turned around every restaurant except onebefore the 1964 Civil Rights Act.’’

This event is sponsored by the Southeastern Student Support Services and the Office for Student Life. There is no admission charge.