The Road to Justice follows two groups on a civil rights tour through the American South as they reckon with our painful history of racial injustice. The first, a group of predominantly Black middle school students from Chicago, and the second, a group of older Americans who lived through the 1960’s Civil Rights era. The film is a testament to the power of place and direct experience in creating transformational change.

It is also a call to action.

This short film (learn about screening the full documentary here) follows Sylvester Hoover, who was a Mississippi sharecropper as recently as the 1960s. As Sylvester explains, “sharecropping is not slavery, but it’s slavery.” We visit the town where Emmett Till was brutally murdered, to bear witness to our ongoing struggle for justice.

We must confront our past in order to move forward.


Witness the stories of unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. Host a virtual screening and discussion of this transformational film.

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