Filmmaker Clennon L. King of Boston, Massachusetts will introduce his hour-long documentary, Passage at St. Augustine, on Sunday, September 25th, 4 p.m. at Lewis Hall, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main Street, Yarmouth, ME 04096. The screening is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
King will be joined by former civil rights student activist Peter Bancroft, formerly of Waterville, and now of Harborside, Maine. The son of a long-time Colby College physics professor, Bancroft gave up his spring break during his junior year at Amherst College, to participate in the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement, where he was jailed multiple times. “I was standing up for what I believed in, and was arrested for participating in a lunch counter sit-in, for attending with blacks Sunday services at an all-white church, and for trying to desegregate an all-white beach.”
Bancroft and King will participate in a discussion and a question and answer session following the screening.
The screening and discussion are being co-sponsored by Mariana Tupper, the First Universalist Church of Yarmouth and Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport.
To view the trailer and learn more, please visit www.passageatstaugustine.com.