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“Quiet Courage” with Thom Gossum Jr.: Community Films and Conversations

November 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Powerful films can transport, challenge and, in many cases, open the mind to new ideas and fresh perspectives. Each season, the museum’s Community Films and Conversations series screens a selection of compelling films that tell poignant stories and prompt important and relevant discourse among viewers.

Moderators and special guests are selected based on the subject matter of each film and aim to engage the audience in meaningful dialogues about current issues related to diversity and social justice. Receptions follow in the Museum Cafe.

To mark the approaching fiftieth anniversary of the integration of football at Auburn, join writer-actor-director Thom Gossom, Jr. for a special screening of his film, Quiet Courage. This powerful documentary tells the triumphant story of university alumnus James Owens, who, in 1969, became the first African American to break the racial barriers of college football in the Deep South.

A conversation moderated by Joan Harrell, visiting professor of journalism, follows the screening.


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