The Nickelodeon brings the past to the present during Black Hist - DatelineCarolina

Black Stories takes place every Monday night during Black History Month.

The Nickelodeon brings the past to the present during Black History Month

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Black Stories takes place every Monday night during Black History Month. Black Stories takes place every Monday night during Black History Month.
Alex Furgess and Mattie Johnson recall their experiences during the civil rights movement in Columbia. Alex Furgess and Mattie Johnson recall their experiences during the civil rights movement in Columbia.
Monday's feature of "Freedom Riders" was sold out within two weeks of the showing's announcement. Monday's feature of "Freedom Riders" was sold out within two weeks of the showing's announcement.

By Eric Cirillo, Carolina News

The non-profit SC Humanities has partnered with Columbia's Nickelodeon Theater on Main St. to give the public a glimpse into Columbia's civil right's past throughout the month of February.

The "Black Stories" series features a free movie every Monday night during Black History Month to teach people about the civil rights history on both a national and local scale.

A small Q&A panel follows every film that allows people from the civil rights movement to tell first-hand their experiences during that time and gives the audience an opportunity to ask questions.

University of South Carolina Associate Professor of History Bobby Donaldson moderated Monday's showing of "Freedom Riders."

"It's an opportunity to educate people about the untold story of civil rights history in Columbia," said Donaldson. "It's a reminder of the constant struggle and that these events that were 60 years ago have direct bearing on who we are today."

You can contact the Nickelodeon at info@nickelodeon.org or call the Operations Manager at 803-978-1614 for more information about dates and showings.

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