Documentary Film on American Civil Rights Movement Shown


By College of Law

A one hour documentary film, which depicts the American civil rights movement, was shown on

February 21, 2015 at Haramaya University Resource Center.


The film, titled “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement (1954-1965), was brought

to the University in collaboration with College of Law and the US Embassy in Ethiopia to commemorate Black History Month, which is celebrated each year on February.

The guests of honors were Deputy Chief of Mission from US Embassy in Ethiopia (Peter Vrooman) and Chief, Office of Democracy and Governance USAID Ethiopia (Trevor Hublin).

College of Law (CoL) and Access to Justice and Legal Awareness (AJLA), students, as well as delegates from Debre Berhan University, who came to Haramaya University for experience sharing, were also able to part of the occasion.

Prior to the showing of “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement (1954-1965),

Peter Vrooman gave background information concerning the themes that were included in the documentary film.

During the occasion, apart from the documentary film, a presentation was made on the activity of the AJLA project in the last 18 months by the Head of the Social Justice Center, Sultan Kassim.

Questions were also forwarded from the participants concerning the documentary and AJLA project. CoL and AJLA officials as well as staff members were able to make clarifications and replies to the questions.

Delegates from Debre Birhan University said that they were impressed by the community engagement activity particularly the free legal service activity. They stated that this would be a good experience to be shared by all other law schools in Ethiopia.

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