Created Equal: The Abolitionists & Slavery by Another Name. The Abolitionists brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning book by Douglas Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name tells the stories of men, charged with crimes and often guilty of nothing, who were bought, sold, abused, and subjected to deadly working conditions. Clips from the films will be shown at the event, and both films can be viewed in their entirety at: createdequal.neh.gov. Discussion facilitated by Joanne Pope Melish, Associate Professor of History at the University of Kentucky and a visiting scholar in American Studies at Brown University and author of "Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and 'Race' in New England, 1780-1860."
Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Cost: free, register online.
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