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Calhoun County civil rights movement detailed in new documentary

CALHOUN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

The civil rights movement in Calhoun County is being put on display in a new documentary.

The Anniston Museum of Natural History produced the documentary that recounts the 1961 Freedom Riders bus burning incident. It also brings up other incidents, like the violence that broke out over attempts to integrate the city's library.

The film is titled "Mine Eyes Have Seen, Anniston's Place in Civil Rights History." It will premiere Thursday, Dec. 6 in a free public showing at the Anniston Performing Arts Center on the Anniston High School's campus.

For the documentary, people shared their stories about those cases and what it was like in a segregated society.

"They talked about the white water fountains, and the colored water fountains, and the restroom facilities, and what it was like to go into a restaurant and eat if you were an African American during that era," Museum Executive Director Cheryl Bragg.

The DVD's are $10 each and are on sale at the Anniston museum.

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