The College of Wooster Libraries were awarded a the Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggles grant, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and created by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with the NEH as a part of the larger Bridging Cultures programming initiative of the NEH.
We received four civil rights films on the grant along with a stipend for programming to support film talks, viewing, and discussions on the issues raised in the films. The four films are:
The Libraries have partnered with the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement, the Africana Studies Department, and the History Department, and the Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement, in addition to being awarded funds from the Cultural Events Committee to help with programming for the event. The College has extended the Wooster Forum 2013 on Facing Race into the Spring Semester 2014 to include this valuable programming as well.
Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture, explains why the Created Equal films matter to all Americans.