Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

Learning @ Wallingford Public Library 

Wallingford Public Library
200 North Main Street
Wallingford, CT 06492 (203) 265-6754

Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

12 Years a Slave? More like 80

Please join us in the Community Room on Wednesday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. for a moderated discussion of Slavery by Another Name documentary film.  

One of our most cherished assumptions as Americans is that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Slavery by Another Name, a documentary film based on Douglas A. Blackmon's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, turns that belief on its head.  The film documents how after the Civil War, repressive labor practices and laws pulled thousands of African Americans in the South back into new forms of slavery that lasted well into the 20th century.

Discussion of the film excerpts will be moderated by Richard S. Stewart, a teacher of U.S. History at Choate Rosemary Hall. Mr. Stewart attended Westminster School and has degrees from Allegheny College and Wesleyan University. His major teaching interests are movements for social reform and political history

This moderated film series will resume in the fall with The Loving Story, and Freedom Riders, which are scheduled for September 24 and October 7, 2014 respectively.

This program is free and open to all. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Jane Fisher Library Director

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