The Whole World Was Watching: Film Program II
July 19, 2011 | 7–9 pm
2450 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77021 Get directions
On tonight’s program: three historical films shown in conjunction with The Whole World Was Watching exhibition:
Madeline Anderson, Integration Report I, 1960, 24 minutes. Filmed by Albert Maysles and Richard Leacock, this documentary on civil rights marches, sit-ins, rallies, and boycotts is set in an American landscape of rigid segregation.
Richard Leacock, The Children Were Watching, 1961, 25 minutes. The film records the integration of primary schools in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the violent demonstrations of white parents.
Robert Drew, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment, 1963, 52 minutes. Filmed by famed documentarians D. A. Pennebaker and Richard Leacock and others, the film records the conflict of President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert (the U.S. Attorney General) with Governor George Wallace over the integration of the University of Alabama.