At the River I Stand

At the River I Stand

In collaboration with Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice, At the River I Stand was shown on January 23, 2014 as part of the “Teach the March” initiative celebrating this year’s Martin Luther King Day. The screening was also integrated with Dr. Sarah Stiles’ (Sociology) course “Race, Society & Cinema.” Covering the dramatic events surrounding the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, this documentary details the final months of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life. The film emphasizes the relationship between economics, dignity, and civil rights in U.S. society and explores the means for social change. Afterward Professor Stiles discussed with students their own opportunities and obligations to work toward a more just and equitable society.


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