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Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle [Film Series]   Tags: black_studies  

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history.
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Films in the CREATED EQUAL series

The Abolitionists

 

Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

 

Four nationally acclaimed films connecting the stories of the civil rights movement selected and shared to spark public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in U.S. history.

 SCHOLAR/DISCUSSION LEADERS ARE FACULTY FROM THE UMKC BLACK STUDIES PROGRAM 

The Abolitionists

Scholar/Discussion Leader: Dr. Clovis E. Semmes

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The Loving Story

Scholar/Discussion Leader: Dr. Adrienne Walker Hoard

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Freedom Riders

Scholar/Discussion Leader: Dr. Veronica Nana Wilson-Tagoe

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Slavery by another Name

 Scholar/Discussion Leader: Dr. Jacqueline Wood

 

                     

                     

  

 

UMKC Libraries Selected for Created Equal NEH film grant program

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

In the summer of 2013, the UMKC Library received a $1,200 grant and a set of films from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to present Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, a film, lecture, and discussion series about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in U.S. history. The UMKC Library is among 473 organizations and educational institutions communities across the nation selected for the program.

The NEH-funded films featured in the set are The Abolitionists; Slavery by Another Name; The Loving Story; and Freedom Riders. Deeply grounded in humanities scholarship, these films tell a remarkable story–about the importance of race in the making of American democracy, about the power of individuals to effect change, and about the historical contexts in which Americans have understood and struggled with ideas of freedom, equality, and citizenship. The documentaries address events from the 1800s through 1965 and several themes resonate among these films: the search for equal rights as defined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the roles of individuals and grassroots groups in bringing about a more just society, and the evolving understanding of democracy and freedom in the history of the United States. The Created Equal program provides opportunities for students and scholars to discuss historical research and learning from primary sources. Humanities website after September 3, 2013.

 

An image from FREEDOM RIDERS

Freedom Riders bus firebombed on Mohter's Day

Mother’s Day, May 14, 1961: A Greyhound bus carrying the Freedom Riders was attacked by a mob who slashed its tires, and then firebombed the disabled vehicle outside of Anniston, Alabama.

Credit: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
 

An image from THE LOVING STORY

Photo by Grey Villet. Richard and Mildred Loving with their children Peggy, Donald, and Sidney in their living room, King and Queen County, Virginia, April 1965. © Estate of Grey Villet

 

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Received permission to base LibGuide on North Seattle Community College Created Equal LibGuide.

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