The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia Libraries will host Ambassador Andrew Young as he presents the premiere of his new feature-length civil rights documentary, “How We Got Over,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 30.
The event – in room 102 of the Miller Learning Center – is free and open to the general public as well as UGA students, faculty and staff.
“How We Got Over” uses unique archival footage from the WSB and WALB Newsfilm Collections to re-frame the story of the civil rights struggle. The immediacy of this footage, mostly unseen since the time of its original broadcast, brings our nation’s struggle for racial equality to vivid life.
How We Got Over” draws on raw news footage from WSB-TV in Atlanta and WALB-TV in Albany. Held by the Libraries’ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the moving images—about 450 clips – cover a broad range of key civil rights events. The clips also provide the foundation for the University of Georgia’s Civil Rights Digital Library.