Livingston Library to Screen Documentary, Alice’s Ordinary People

The Livingston Public Library is hosting a film screening of Alice’s Ordinary People on Wednesday, February 5th at 7pm. After the movie, filmmaker Craig Dudnick will host a discussion. The film runs 56 minutes.

Alice's Ordinary People is based on the life story of Alice Tregay, a participant in the Civil Rights Movement. Alice Tregay's story is of ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights. Alice's life story reads like a history of the movement. Early on she fought the "Willis Wagons." The second class structures were built to relieve overcrowding in those Chicago schools which served the African American community. Their very existence perpetuated segregation.

In 1966, Dr. King came to Chicago. Alice and her husband James Tregay, marched with him, often at great personal risk. It was at this time that Dr. King joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the Reverend James Bevel to form Operation Breadbasket. Breadbasket fought racism on many fronts, but its main task was jobs for African Americans, particularly from those businesses drawing profits from the African American community.

Under the leadership of Reverend Jackson, the months that Alice and her "ordinary people" spent picketing led to real change. But it was through her Political Education class, that Alice had her most significant impact. Over a four year period, thousands were trained to work in independent political campaigns. This new force was integral to the re-election of Ralph Metcalf to Congress (this time as an independent democrat), to the election of Harold Washington, mayor, and to making Barack Obama, our first African American President.

The program is free and open to all. For more information, please call (973) 992-4600 or visit www.livingstonlibrary.org.

Contact Information
  1. Katie Neylan
  2. 973-992-4600
  3. katie.neylan@livingston.bccls.org
Wed, February 05
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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The Livingston Public Library is hosting a film screening of Alice’s Ordinary People on Wednesday, February 5th at 7pm. After the movie, filmmaker Craig Dudnick will host a discussion. The film runs 56 minutes.

Alice's Ordinary People is based on the life story of Alice Tregay, a participant in the Civil Rights Movement. Alice Tregay's story is of ordinary people effecting ...

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