The Waunakee Public Library was awarded a grant entitled, "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle," which includes a set of four films: Freedom Riders, The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name and The Loving Story, and will allow us to host screenings of those films and other related programs. We will be viewing segments of the four documentary films followed by a facilitated discussion of each. Due to their length, we will not be viewing them in their entirety, but copies of the DVD's may be checked out at the library, or viewed online at: createdequal.neh.gov.
The dates are as follows:
Freedom Riders - May 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm; facilitated by Jonathan Pollack, history professor at Madison College
Slavery by Another Name - July 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm; facilitated by Jonathan Pollack, history professor at Madison College
The Loving Story - Oct. 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm; facilitated by Tonya Brito, professor at UW-Madison Law School
The Abolitionists - March 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm; facilitated by Pam Oliver, sociology professor at UW-Madison
The Created Equal film set 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.