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Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle: Calendar of Events

Program information surrounding the NEH & Gilder Lehrman Institute grant.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

THE ABOLITIONISTS: Film Screening & Discussion

Join us for a film screening and discussion of the The Abolitionists, a film that "vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery." Dr. Angela Calcaterra, Assistant Professor of English at the University of West Florida, will provide some brief context and lead a short discussion surrounding the film clips. 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

6:00pm @ Bldg. 58A, Rm.101, UWF Pensacola Campus

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the UWF Libraries, the African-American Student Association, and the Black Employee Association.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME: Film Screening & Discussion

Join us for a film screening and discussion of Slavery by Another Name, a film that "tells the stories of men, charged with crimes like vagrancy, and often guilty of nothing, who were bought and sold, abused, and subject to sometimes deadly working conditions as unpaid convict labor.Dr. Patrick Moore, Public History Program Director at the University of West Florida, will provide some brief context and lead a short discussion surrounding the film clips. 

 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

5:30pm @ the Downtown West Florida Public Library

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the UWF Libraries, the African-American Student Association, and the Black Employee Association.

Monday, April 13, 2015

THE FREEDOM RIDERS: Film Screening & Discussion

Join us for a film screening and discussion of The Freedom Riders, a film that "tells the terrifying, moving, and suspenseful story of a time when white and black volunteers riding a bus into the Deep South risked being jailed, beaten, or killed, as white local and state authorities ignored or encouraged violent attacks." Dr. Susie Jans-Thomas, Professor and Coordinator of the Diversity Studies Doctoral Program at the University of West Florida and Director of the Civil Rights Research Lab, will provide some brief context and lead a short discussion surrounding the film. 

 

Monday, April 13, 2015

TIME & DATE: TBA

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the UWF Libraries, the African-American Student Association, and the Black Employee Association.

Sponsors

Created Equal is part of the Bridging Cultures initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, produced in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Locally, the UWF Libraries and the African-American Student Association will co-sponsor these events.