Celebrating Civil Rights in Words and Pictures

December 18, 2009

There is never a bad time to think about and celebrate civil rights. So with that in mind, EPL is highlighting a pair of books as well as a film that all explore the world of the Civil Rights Era in America.

Our very own reviewer extraordinaire Barb L. recently reviewed the brand new novel (and one of our most requested titles of 2009) The Help by Kathryn Stockett, as well as a 2001 novel by Jacqueline Guidry entitled The Year the Colored Sisters Came to Town. You can read the full reviews here.

And while you’re waiting for your copy of The Help to arrive, stop by EPL on Friday, January 15, 2010 for a screening of the very fine 1996 drama Ghosts of Mississippi starring James Woods, James Pickens Jr., Alec Baldwin, and Whoppi Goldberg. The film is the riveting true story of the 1994 murder conviction of Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith for the 1964 slaying of civil rights activist Medgar Evers. An assistant D.A. reopens the unresolved case 30 years after the crime in this powerful courtroom drama. Get all the details right here.


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