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Film project teaches children about civil rights movement

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Children of all ages spent their Saturday afternoon commemorating the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement.

Dozens of kids were at the Robinson Film Center enjoying a film about civil rights.  

The event was hosted by a group called Jack and Jill's.  It is an effort to celebrate the life of Carole Robertson.  She was one of four girls killed in a bombing in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963.

"It's also a time to ensure that our children never forget, that they know all of the open doors are because of somebody's sacrifice, and to ensure that they forever remain civic minded," said Ilene Fraser, program director.

The celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement will wrap in Shreveport on Sunday.  U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu will join Mayor Cedric Glover at a celebration and worship service.  It will start at 6 p.m. at Riverview Hall on the Clyde Fant Parkway in Shreveport.

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