• Feb 16, 2012

The Memphis 13: Film Screening & Discussion

  • 5:30 PM
  • Austin Hall, Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School, 1515 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

On October 3, 1961, thirteen African American first graders broke the color line in the Memphis City Schools.

The Memphis 13 is their story.

The documentary, released in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of this initial desegregation, features interviews with all 13 pioneering families and other key individuals—students, teachers, leaders—who lived through this historic time.

Following the film screening will be a discussion with three of the students—Menelik Fombi, Sharon Malone, and Joyce White—and filmmaker and University of Memphis law professor Daniel Kiel (HLS ’04).