You Got to Move

Phenix, Lucie Massie; Selver, Veronica
Year Published:  1985  
Resource Type:  Film
Cx Number:  CX9557

Follows people from communities in the Southern United States in their various processes of becoming involved in social change.

Abstract:  You Got to Move is a documentary by Lucie Massie Phenix and Veronica Selver that follows people from communities in the Southern United States in their various processes of becoming involved in social change. The film’s centerpiece is the Highlander Folk School, a 75-year-old center for education and social action that was somehow involved in each of the lives chronicled in the documentary. The film shows footage of peaceful, yet somber protests, tells the tales of educators who sought to teach reading and writing skills so that blacks could pass voting requirements in the 1950s and 60s, and reveals the change in lifestyle that Highlander brought to some people who felt that they could contribute nothing to the communities they cared about without a formal education.

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