An Iowa City-made documentary about students traveling to the South to learn about the Civil Rights movement will be held as part of a celebration of Black History Month.

The screening will be held at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 at the Iowa City Public Library's Meeting Room A. 

For a decade, a small organization has taken a group of Iowa City students on a trip to the South to learn about our nation's checkered past when it comes to racial equality.

The City of Iowa City's own Media Production Specialist, Jack Brooks, made a documentary, "Still Rising," that followed students on the trip last year. He traveled on the 2018 trip to capture the 10th anniversary and final year with the founder of the trip, Henri Harper.

Learn how this tour of important sites from the Civil Rights Movement, along with visits to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, has helped impact more than 600 students during the span of the trip.

Discussion following the screening will be led by Johnson County Board of Supervisor Royceann Porter and former Iowa City Councilor Rockne Cole. 

To learn about more City of Iowa City Black History Month events, visit our website.  

Date of publication

Wednesday, February 12, 2020