Troy University to host screenings of documentary 'My Anniston'

Posted: Friday, 27 January 2012

DOTHAN—Troy University will host two screenings of the documentary "My Anniston" followed by discussion with director Stan Arthur and the film's subject, civil rights movement veteran Edward Wood.

The screenings will be held at the Dothan Campus on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. inside the Sony Hall auditorium and at the Troy Campus on Monday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. inside the Civic Room, located on the second floor of the Trojan Dining hall.

Discussion sessions with Arthur and Wood will follow each screening. Admission is free and open to the public.

"My Anniston" recounts the life story of 84-year-old Woods, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the civil rights movement, and a witness to the 1961 burning of a Freedom Riders bus in Anniston, Ala. The film was a featured selection of the 2011 Alabama International Film Festival.

The screenings are sponsored by funding from Troy University and a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, contact Christopher Shaffer at