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DESCRIPTION

This counter sit-in changed the course of the Civil Rights Movement. As the test case for the “bail no jail” strategy, this is one of the most significant moments of the movement. On January 31st, 1961, in the tiny town of Rock Hill SC, the men who would become known as the Friendship 9 walked across town from their college and sat down at a whites only lunch counter. They were arrested, went to jail, and did not opt for bail. They spent 30 days in a South Carolina prison doing hard labor.  The national news picked up their story – and the movement would go on to successfully use the new strategy, eventually leading to the passing of the Civil Rights Act. It’s an untold American story of unsung small town heroes who changed the world.

Length: 29 minutes

Item#: BVL127986

ISBN: 978-1-64023-047-7

Copyright date: ©2015

Closed Captioned

Reviews & Awards:
  • Telly Awards 2016: Bronze Winner

  • Big River Film Festival 2016: Best Documentary Short

  • LA Independent Artist Film Festival 2016: Best Documentary Film

  • Tribute Film Festival 2016: Best Heritage Short Documentary

  • Southern Shorts Awards 2016: Best Documentary

  • SaMo Indie Film Festival 2016: Best Documentary

  • Spotlight Short Film Awards 2015: Silver Award Winner

This is a documentary that should be screened at every school in the nation.