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Created Equal Film Series
January 25, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
As part of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)’s Bridging Cultures initiative, Created Equal will encourage communities across the country to revisit the history of civil rights in America and to reflect on the ideals of freedom and equality that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides in our civic life. Outstanding documentary films, spanning the period from the 1830s to the 1960s, are the centerpiece for this project. Each of these films was supported by NEH, and each tells remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions, from slavery to segregation.
Each film begins Sunday at 2 p.m. JCSM is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
JANUARY 25: THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: ABOLITIONISTS PART I (2012) PG
TV Episode/Historical Documentary| 60 min.
Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké change a despised revolutionary movement against slavery into a force that changed our nation.
FEBRUARY 1: THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: ABOLITIONISTS PART II AND III (2012) PG
TV Episode/Historical Documentary | 120 min.
As the divide between the North and South grows, the controversy between pro-slavery and freedom supporters rises to an all-time high.
FEBRUARY 8: SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME (2012) Unrated
Historical Documentary | 90 min.
Slavery by Another Name shows a remarkable story of the forgotten victims and perpetrators of slavery in the North and South through dramatic re-enactments and archival photos dating back to more than eight decades ago. The documentary includes interviews with their descendants living today and real location footage in Alabama and Georgia.
FEBRUARY 15: THE LOVING STORY (2011) Unrated
Drama/Historical Documentary | 77 min.
The Loving Story tells the heart-rending love story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial married couple enduring the turbulent hardships during the Civil Rights era.
FEBRUARY 22: THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: FREEDOM RIDERS (2011) Unrated
TV Episode/Historical Documentary | 60 min.
Freedom Riders focuses on the famous group of civil-rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern parts of the United States in 1961.
MARCH 1: THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: FREEDOM SUMMER (2014) Unrated
Historical Documentary | 113 min.
Freedom Summer travels back to 1964, the summer where more than 700 Mississippi student activists registered African American voters, created freedom schools, and established the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.