|General||Created Equal Movie Series
Long Branch Plantation honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a film screening of Freedom Riders. This film screening is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities Program - Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. The program provides films about the long civil rights movement to communities across the United States. Created Equal encourages communities across the country to revisit the history of civil rights in America and to reflect on the ideals of freedom and equality that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides in our civic life. Freedom Riders – Film overview: Attracting a diverse group of volunteers—black and white, young and old, male and female, secular and religious, northern and southern—the Freedom Rides of 1961 took the civil rights struggle out of the courtroom and onto the streets of the Jim Crow South. Freedom Riders tells the terrifying, moving, and suspenseful story of a time when white and black volunteers riding a bus into the Deep South risked being jailed, beaten, or killed, as white local and state authorities ignored or encouraged violent attacks. The film includes previously unseen amateur 8-mm footage of the burning bus on which some Freedom Riders were temporarily trapped, taken by a local twelve-year-old and held as evidence since 1961 by the FBI. This free public program is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
|General||Valiant Warrior Quilting by Joshua's Hands
Our goals are to provide handmade quilts for servicemen and women wounded while serving our country and to share the joy of quilting and working together as a community in a mentoring environment. Joshua's Hands hosted our first Quilting Event for Wounded Warriors in January 2011. Since then, we have made 425 quilts that were shipped to field hospitals. These events also provide us the opportunity to share the joy and skill of quilting as part of our heritage arts education. People of all ages join in the effort – laughing, stitching, and learning from each other. All are welcome! Optional items to bring: sewing machine, red/white/blue fabrics. If you cannot attend and would like to off set the cost of shipping the quilts you may donate https://npo.justgive.org/joshuashands. We are also accepting donations of fabric and sewing supplies.
|1/17/14 - 1/26/14