- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - A series of short films about efforts to desegregate Southern restaurants during the civil rights movement will be shown at a Chapel Hill bookstore.

The films from the series “Counter Histories” are scheduled to be shown Tuesday at Flyleaf Books. The Southern Foodways Alliance produced the film with Kate Medley, who will speak at the event. Also speaking are the film’s director, Jesse Paddock, and Virginia Williams, who participated in the sit-in at Durham Royal Ice Cream in 1957.

Southern Foodways commissioned five films from five teams across the South to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The Chapel Hill event is sponsored by the Culinary Historians of the Piedmont, a group focused on the history and traditions of food and cooking.

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