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Counter Histories: Rock Hill

Counter Histories: Rock Hill

Documentary | English | 60 minutes

Company

California Pictures


Cast & Crew

Director

Frederick Taylor

Producers

Ellen Barnard, Stacy Mahoney, Kristin Raimondi

Cast

Jeremiah Fewell, Carol Parente


Trailer

youtu.be/A2US7xhJDXY


Synopsis

Meet the men who stood up for their rights by sitting down at the counter of the rock hill, sc five and dime. they asked for a cup of coffee and were instead met with violence, police brutality and unjust imprisonment. a small town miles from charlotte, nc, rock hill became a landmark of the civil rights movement, one that too few remember today. students of friendship college took on the weight of discrimination under the banner of non-violence and 'jail no bail.' the tactic spread across the south, inspiring protesters to no longer fund their own oppression through bonds and fines. the courage of these men ignited a passion and furor that rose into the famed freedom rides.

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Completion Year

2019


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