May 25, 2024

Rivertown Film Sponsors: BROTHERS OF THE BLACKLIST

Showing: Sunday, February 22 – 7:00 PM
Year: 2014
Country: USA

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Brothers301Presented by VCS at the Nyack Library.

On September 4, 1992, an elderly woman in a small town in upstate New York reported an attempted rape. Police contacted officials at SUNY Oneonta, who provided the names of 125 black male students, all of whom became suspects. This is the story of those students, who are now adults, and of an ordeal that became the longest litigated civil rights case in American history. It is a cautionary tale, as relevant today as ever.

Discussion following the film with Director, Sean Gallagher, and a panel including Kirk Allen, SUNY Oneonta Alumnus; Vanessa Green, VCS RacialJustice Organizer; Dornzella Milligan, Community Member; Moderated by Phyllis B. Frank, VCS Social Justice Programs.

Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway. 7:00 PM. FREE

Co-Sponsors: African American Historical Society of Rockland County; Center for Safety and Change; Green Meadow Waldorf School; Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center; Mental Health Association of Rockland; Nyack Center; Nyack NAACP; Spring Valley NAACP