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Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle Film Series

Thursday, November 6, 6:30pm9:00pm
Free
Location:
Virginia Historical Society
Halsey Family Lecture Hall
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The Virginia Historical Society (VHS) is proud to be one of the many organizations around the nation chosen to host the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle film series in 2014. An initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Created Equal uses the power of documentary films to encourage communities to re-examine the meaning of civil rights in twentieth-century American society and explore the relationship between the civil rights movement and contemporary endeavors to redefine traditional concepts of equality.

All programs are free and open to the publicA facilitated discussion follows each film.

Created Equal - Freedom Riders at the VHSFilm Series Schedule

November 6 - The Abolitionists

For almost a century following the American Revolution, abolitionists fought to end both slavery and racial injustice. The Abolitionists tells the story of several generations of men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Through innovative use of reenactments, this documentary puts a face on the antislavery movement.

The film series 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. The film screenings and public programming are hosted by the VHS in partnership with the Richmond Peace Education Center, and is supported in part by the Gay Community Center of Richmond’s VHS Guy Kinman Research Award.

Bill Obrochta

Bill Obrochta, Manager of Educational Services

For more information, please contact me at wobrochta@vahistorical.org or 804.342.9651.

 

Slavery by Another Name: Jon Van Amber and Omni Studio Enter Fullscreen More information
Slavery by Another Name: Jon Van Amber and Omni Studio
The Loving Story (Photo by Grey Villet) Enter Fullscreen More information
The Loving Story (Photo by Grey Villet)
Freedom Riders (Image credit: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute/Mississippi Department of Archives & History) Enter Fullscreen More information
Freedom Riders (Image credit: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute/Mississippi Department of Archives & History)
The Abolitionists (©WGBH Educational Foundation/Antony Platt) Enter Fullscreen More information
The Abolitionists (©WGBH Educational Foundation/Antony Platt)
Slavery by Another Name: Jon Van Amber and Omni Studio
Slavery by Another Name: Jon Van Amber and
The Loving Story (Photo by Grey Villet)
The Loving Story (Photo by Grey Villet)
Freedom Riders (Image credit: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute/Mississippi Department of Archives & History)
Freedom Riders (Image credit: Birmingham C
The Abolitionists (©WGBH Educational Foundation/Antony Platt)
The Abolitionists (©WGBH Educational Found

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