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Update: The event has been moved to the Gantt Center beginning with a 4:30 p.m reception. Both Merlie Evers and daughter Rena will be in attendance.

Journalist Steve Crump traces one of the most important years of the Civil Rights Movement in his new documentary “Flashbacks and Tributes From ’63.” Crump and WTVI PBS Charlotte will host a sneak preview on Wednesday. Medgar Evers daughter, Rena Evers Everett, will attend the event at the Mint Museum of Art uptown. A Q&A will follow the screening.

Crump delves into the year that energized the movement through tragedy and inspirations. It was the year that then Alabama Gov. George Wallace vowed “segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever” at the University of Alabama. In April, Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested and wrote “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” In June, NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers was killed outside his home in Mississippi. In September, four girls were killed in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.