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Created Equal: Slavery by Another Name

Event Type: NONE
Age Group(s): Ages 18 and up, Grades 9-12
Date: 10/7/2013
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description:
 For students to seniors, this free documentary film offers a unique opportunity to share personal experiences and reflections as part of a community-based conversation, facilitated by an experienced local scholar.

Monday, Oct. 7
Film: "Slavery by Another Name"
Facilitated by Wayne Glasker, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers-Camden

About the Film:
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.

About this program:
Through the 2013 Face to Face program initiative, “Created Equal: New Jersey,” the New Jersey Council for the Humanities will partner with 12 New Jersey communities to explore how the evolving meaning of equality, freedom and democracy in the United States has shaped local experiences. Each community will host a film screening/discussion event on American civil rights history and collect and display local stories related to that struggle.

Other Films in the Series:

Sept. 18 - The Abolitionists
Mount Laurel Library

Oct. 17- Freedom Riders
The Richard Stockton College of NJ

Oct. 24 - The Loving Story
Willingboro Public Library


Location: Half Conference Center, Lower Level
Other Information:
This event has been made possible by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and is a “Created Equal” project.

“Created Equal” is part of the Bridging Cultures Initiative of the NEH, produced in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in the United States.

Link: Click here to lean more about this film series.
Status: Closed


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