The GOLDEN WAY PROJECT launches 1st film, discussion led by Director Julia Clifford follows
The Golden Way: Films that Make a Difference, will launch its first film and discussion Sunday, March 22 at 2 pm at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church. This is a free event open to the public. “Children of the Civil Rights” is a documentary that depicts the events surrounding the peaceful sit-ins by young people at Katz’ Drugstore in Oklahoma City. Some of the most impactful steps for civil rights were guided by the late Clara Luper, a feisty and effective activist who, in 1958, organized long-term peaceful protests by a small group of black children. These young members of the NAACP Youth Council would sit down and ask to be served. They were often told, “We don't serve Negroes here!” The children habitually responded, “That's alright; I'll wait.” The film also includes footage of other civil rights protests including Montgomery and Selma. The film will be followed by a discussion with Director Julia Clifford and local civil rights protestors. Ms. Clifford was invited to present her documentary at Flagler College and she graciously agreed to extend her time to be a part of The Golden Way event. The Golden Way, led by Joe Marx, is an arm of the St. Augustine Film Society and a partner with Compassionate St. Augustine. Its mission is to show films that discuss social themes with the hope of giving attendees a better understanding and appreciation of the differences that make up the human family.