Embracing Mays Community and Cluster Schools (EMC2) will continue its special screening of the classic documentary "Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years" and panel discussion at 6 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 2, at [#
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According to EMC2 coordinators, Thursday's event will begin with a student oratory presentation followed by a one-hour screening of a segment of the documentary. After a short break with refreshments, a panel of civil rights foot soldiers and leaders will talk about their memories of the movement.
EMC2 kicked off its six-part black history series on Sun., Jan. 22. Past panel members have included Cascade Heights' resident James Densler, M.D., the nation's first African-American pediatric surgeon; Retired educator and Young Middle School Principal Thomas Kenner; Vic Clark, one of the first African-Americans to attend West Manor Elementary School; Jim Harmon; Lewin Manly, M.D.; Joe Beasley; Danny Cameron; and Barney Simms.
For a complete overview of the screenings and panel discussions—all at Mays High School—please see the attached PDF.