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Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle (Spring 2014): February 2014 Events

The College of Wooster Libraries have received four films on civil rights issues in America. Please come to our public events and join in the discussion

Slavery by Another Name: February 12, 2014, 6:30 pm

The Film: Slavery by Another Name

Even as slavery ended in the south after the Civil War, new forms of forced labor kept thousands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II. Based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title by Douglas Blackmon. Produced and directed by Sam Pollard. Catherine Allan, executive producer for Twin Cities Public Television. Douglas A. Blackmon, co-executive producer. A production of TPT National Productions, in association with Two Dollars & A Dream, Inc. 87 minutes.

The Event: film talk entitled “'Criminalizing Black life…' Sounds Familiar?," film showing, & follow-up discussion led by Boubacar N'Diaye,  professor of Africana Studies and Political Science at The College of Wooster

Date/Time: February 12, 2014, 6:30 pm

Location: Lean Lecture Room, Wishart Hall, 303 E. University St., The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH

The Abolitionists: February 26, 2013, 6:00 pm

The Film: The Abolitionists

   A small group of moral reformers in the 1830s launched one of the most ambitious social movements imaginable: the immediate emancipation of millions of African Americans held in bondage, at a time when slavery was one of the most powerful economic and political forces in the United States. Produced and directed by Rob Rapley. Sharon Grimberg, executive producer for American Experience, WGBH. 180 minutes.

The Event: reception, film talk entitled "The Abolition Movement and the Origins of American Democracy," film showing, & follow-up discussion led by visiting scholar and advisor to the Created Equal film series, Manisha Sinha, professor of afro-american studies at the University of Massachusetts

Date/Time: February 26, 2014, 6:00 pm

Location: Lean Lecture Room, Wishart Hall, 303 E. University St., The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH