SCOPE50 “Watch Party” February 20

A “watch party” will be held at the Lake House on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, for discussion and viewing of an episode of the PBS series, We’ll Meet Again. The discussion is scheduled for  7:00 pm. The show begins at 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Produced and reported by Ann Curry, the six-part series, We’ll Meet Again, explores some of history’s most dramatic events from across the globe through the personal stories of those who experienced them. Each episode brings together people whose lives intersected at pivotal moments and now have the opportunity to reunite with those who transformed their lives.

Freedom Summer, the fifth installment of the series, is in two parts, each focusing on a young woman involved in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. One of the two women is Sherie Labedis, a young white woman from California who answered Martin Luther King Jr.’s call in 1965 to come South and help register black people to vote. Sherie was assigned to the SCOPE project in Pineville, South Carolina, and she is reunited with one of the Civil Rights activists who trained her that summer. Sherie, a member of the SCOPE50 Board of Directors, wrote about her experiences in her book, You Came Here to Die, Didn’t You? 

For further information, contact John Reynolds (e-mail JohnR99773@aol.com)

-Submitted by John Reynolds

 

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