The Golden Way Project launches first film

300-CHILDREN-CIVIL-RIGHTSCompassionate St. Augustine Executive Director, Caren Goldman, announced to local Historic City News reporters that film director Julia Clifford will participate in the debut of The Golden Way Project’s first documentary; “Children of the Civil Rights”.

The Golden Way, led by Joe Marx, is an arm of the St. Augustine Film Society and a partner with Compassionate St. Augustine. Its mission is to show films that discuss social themes with the hope of giving attendees a better understanding and appreciation of the differences that make up the human family.

“Ms. Clifford was invited to present her documentary at Flagler College, and she graciously agreed to extend her time to be a part of The Golden Way event,” Goldman told Historic City News.

“Children of the Civil Rights” will be presented, free of charge to the public, Sunday, March 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church. The film will be followed by a discussion with Director Julia Clifford and local civil rights protestors.

Some of the most impactful steps for civil rights were guided by the late Clara Luper; a feisty and effective activist who organized long-term peaceful protests by a small group of black children.

These young members of the NAACP Youth Council would sit down in segregated restaurants and ask to be served. They were often told, “We don’t serve Negroes here!”

The children habitually responded, “That’s alright, I’ll wait.”

This documentary depicts the events surrounding the peaceful sit-ins by young people at Katz’ Drugstore in segregated Oklahoma City in 1958.

The film also includes footage of other civil rights protests including Montgomery and Selma.