addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwchatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgoogleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Separate but Equal - free screening

SEPARATE BUT EQUAL

Free screening!

May 17 marks the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, which struck down segregation in the classroom and was a major victory for the Civil Rights movement. AFI Founding Director George Stevens, Jr., wrote, directed and produced the 1991 Emmy-award-winning account of this historic chapter in America's history. Sidney Poitier gives a commanding performance as NAACP Chief Counsel Thurgood Marshall, arguing the case all the way to the Supreme Court, presided over by Chief Justice Earl Warren (Richard Kiley) and against the formidable defense of legal heavyweight, and one-time Democratic Presidential nominee, John W. Davis (Burt Lancaster).

DIR/SCR/PROD George Stevens, Jr.; PROD Stan Margulies. US, 1991, color, 191 min. NOT RATED

The Special Engagements webpage of the AFI website provides the following: "Tickets will be available on the day of the show; limit 4 per person. The box office opens 30 minutes before the first show of the day." I can go to the theater around noon on Sunday, May 18 to pick up 3 tickets for other members in addition to 1 for me. When you sign-up, state if you want one of these 3 tickets. Also, state whether you would be willing to pick up extra tickets for others. Other members will need to be able to contact you directly through email or on the discussion board to claim an extra ticket that you picked up.

The Wayne Ave. parking garage is very convenient for this venue. It is free on Sundays.

After the screening, we can walk to Bete Ethiopian Restaurant & Cafe for dinner. This restaurant is vegan-friendly but has plenty of carne for omnivores. (Wear comfortable walking shoes.)

Join or login to comment.

  • Jody

    For those who, like me, may be curious,
    Wikipedia says that the Reverend's house was burned twice, his church was burned, he survived a drive-by shooting and he and his wife lost their jobs and moved to NJ/NYC. It says that Harry Briggs took work in Florida for 10 years to support his family after he was fired, and his wife Eliza also was fired from her job as a maid. They and their attorney Levi Pearson were awarded Congressional Medals of Honor Posthumously in 2003. I am deeply awed by and grateful for the bravery of the people who fought this battle.

    May 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for providing this information. I was afraid we would see the Reverend killed when we watched the movie.

      1 · May 19, 2014

  • Rosser

    I agree with the emerging consensus on the quality of the movie (& the meetup). As a historian, I'd be very interested in learning how much of the additional "human interest" aspects were created.

    1 · May 19, 2014

  • Mark R

    A powerful movie, very well made... a lesson in history and human characters. .. Thank you Susan for selecting this movie and organizing it. I enjoyed everyone's company and the dinner.

    May 19, 2014

  • Ellis C.

    Inspiring, well organize; a magnificent production. As I reflect this morning my greatest take away from the movie is the tremendous amount of work and effort that went into encouraging men to act positively on what they already knew was the morally right thing to do.

    May 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I found their courage inspiring.

      May 19, 2014

  • Wanda

    Agree that this was great! Thanks, Susan, for organizing this.

    May 19, 2014

  • Laurel

    The movie was great as was the company at dinner. It was nice to meet you all. Special thank you to Susan for organizing.

    May 18, 2014

    • Jody

      What Laurel said! My thanks too!

      May 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for coming, everyone!

    May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in. Where you guys are??

    May 18, 2014

  • Mary

    sorry I couldn't make it after all. thanks. Mary

    May 18, 2014

  • Wanda

    I also have an extra ticket.

    May 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm late lots of traffic on 495

      May 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Are u guys still there?

      May 18, 2014

  • Laurel

    Just arrived. Not sure where to tind y'all

    May 18, 2014

  • Rosser

    Since I live very near AFI, I could pick up extra tickets.

    May 9, 2014

    • Jody

      Roster I just saw on my GPS that there is unusual traffic and I might end up being delayed. I don't want you to be late for the movie if possible please see if you can leave my ticket at the box office under the name jody. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience

      May 18, 2014

    • Jody

      Just parked

      May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gas handle is saying stay put. Sorry but can't make it. Extra tix avail.

    May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I now have an extra ticket due to DE's cancelation. Any takers?

    May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If someone wants the ticket that I got for Ilana, let me know.

    May 18, 2014

    • Mark R

      Yes, I need one ticket. Thanks

      May 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      okay, it's yours.

      May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got 4 tickets this morning. Please let us know if you do not plan to attend. I am not holding the tickets beyond 3:45.

    May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Susan, I'm going to have to cancel. I have too much work to be able to take the afternoon off. Please give my ticket to someone else. Thank you!

    May 18, 2014

  • Laura

    I forgot that I signed up for a sewing class at G street Fabrics may 18&25

    May 17, 2014

  • Claire

    I would. Like to come but am not sire of the timing

    May 14, 2014

  • Anthony L

    am new here take me along....

    May 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Anthony, Would you be more specific? Are you asking someone to pick up a ticket for you? Are you expecting Rosser to do this? If so, communicate with him to make sure he understands this. I look forward to meeting you!

      May 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    yes please I would like one of the three tickets! Thanks!

    April 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You've got one!

      April 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      thank you!!! :-)

      April 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Susan, I would love 1 of the tickets. Thank you!

    April 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You've got one!

      April 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you, Susan.

      April 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    You've got one!

    April 5, 2014

9 went

Our Sponsors

  • Aspen Hill Florist

    10% off to all members of the the Social Popups! Use the Code "Popups"

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy