The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in recognition of Earth Day (2017), will host a screening of Dirt and Deeds in Mississippi, co–produced by Dr. Doris Derby and narrated by Danny Glover. This extraordinary film reveals the captivating story of a Delta community called Mileston, in which sharecropping families gained control of 10,000 acres of some of the best land in the state as a result of a radical New Deal era experiment in the 1930’s; and as landowners, became instrumental leaders in the Civil Rights Movement. This event will include a post screening discussion facilitated by Dr. Doris Derby, activist, documentary photographer and retired adjunct associate professor of Anthropology at the Georgia State University. This event is free and open to the public at the Auburn Avenue Research Library 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
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