Register to attend this screening of At The River, presented by Burke Presbyterian Church and the Dismantling Racism Team of the National Capital Presbytery.
At The River is a feature length documentary about a certain time and place in the deep South. In the civil rights era of the 1950s and 1960s, most Presbyterian ministers stood on the banks of the cultural river of segregation and white supremacy. They opted not to stir the waters in their congregations and communities by speaking out. However, a few young southern Presbyterian ministers did brave those currents through their sermons, community organizing and by participating in marches and protests. They faced dangerous, hate-filled consequences for these actions. At The River chronicles their lives and their decisions, as well as director Carolyn Crowder’s firsthand experience as a young white southern girl from Montgomery, Alabama. During those mean and turbulent times, these ministers, through their love and example, had a huge impact on her life, helping her overcome her southern racist brainwashing. For more information, visit http://carolyncrowder.com/.