Georgia Highlands College’s site in Cartersville will host the screening of a Civil Rights movement documentary on Sunday, February 23rd from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the Student Center Ballroom. It will be open to the public. The event will be held as part of Black History Month, according to a GHC media release.
The documentary is called “Summer Hill: A Story of Community”. Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) refers to it as “a compelling look at the influence of one small, tightly knit community – its school, churches and civic leaders – on its residents.”
According to GPB, the town of Summer Hill, the documentary’s inspiration, “produced many professionals, including Georgia’s first black Supreme Court justice, a famous Motown songwriter, teachers, ministers, doctors, lawyers… and in compelling interviews, the people of Summer Hill tell the empowering story of their community and reveal its lasting legacy of hope.”
The GHC Black History Month event is entitled “An Afternoon on Summer Hill: A Conversation about Community, Education and Excellence”. It will additionally feature an interview with a couple of Summer Hill High School alumni, Calvin Cooley and Bibby Morgan.