ALL THE KING’S HORSES: The Story of Gwynn Oak Amusement Park

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Date(s) - Tuesday, August 20, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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A riveting documentary which chronicles the 1963 commitment of many ordinary, everyday people and their efforts to desegregate the privately owned Gwynn Oak Park during Maryland’s racially charged and turbulent civil rights era. Marching side by side and arm in arm were Whites, Jews, Blacks, priests, rabbis, ministers, businessmen, students, teachers, husbands, wives, and children. Many of these seemingly unlikely protestors were not the targets of discrimination. Yet, they left their comfortable homes and took time out of their busy lives to join the struggle; to be yelled at, jeered, spit upon and, even, beaten. This documentary attempts to capture the essence of not only their struggle but their motivation, the “why?”. Film makers Pete and Beverly O’Neal have amassed over 15 hours of eyewitness accounts, photographs from the now defunct News American newspaper, newly uncovered film footage, artifacts stored in garages and basements and personal narratives of those involved in the desegregation of the park. Exactly, who were the people involved, where were they from, what was their motivation and how has this endeavor profoundly affected the filmmakers?
Fun & Fellowship Following * Drinks & Snacks provided
Limited Seating * RSVP NECESSARY
FREE – Donations Gratefully Accepted (No one turned away)

Pikesville, MD 21208
RSVP Necessary due to Limited Seating
Directions and Parking Instructions given with confirmation

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