This series will use four riveting new documentaries to spark community conversations about the history of the civil rights movement and ongoing debates over the meaning of justice and equality for all.
Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle 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.
Programs will be centered on The Abolitionists, The Freedom Riders, The Loving Story, and Slavery By Another Name, and are presented by Salem State University’s Frederick E. Berry Library/Archives and Special Collections, along with the Interdisciplinary Studies Department/American Studies Concentration, History Department, and the City of Salem’s No Place for Hate Committee.
For more information, call 978.542.7349 or visit www.SalemState.edu/Created_Equal.
The official flyer is attached, and all programs are free and open to the public:
Spring Film & Conversation Series Schedule
- Wednesday, Feb. 26, Freedom Riders 6 to 8:30 p.m. Salem Five Community Room, 210 Essex Street Pedestrian Mall Full screening of Freedom Riders and discussion with Judy Richardson, SNCC staffer in the Southern Freedom Movement, Eyes on the Prize researcher/producer and visiting professor at Brown University.
- Thursday, March 6th The Abolitionists 6:30pm - 8:30 pm Salem Five Community Room, 210 Essex Street Pedestrian Mall Partial screening of The Abolitionists and discussion with Dr. John Stauffer, Chair of the History of American Civilization and Professor of English and African American Studies at Harvard University.
- Thursday, April 3rd The Loving Story 6:30pm - 8:30pm Salem Five Community Room, 210 Essex Street Pedestrian MallScreening of The Loving Story and discussion of Loving and interracial relationships with Renée M. Landers, JD, Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School.
- Thursday, April 17th Slavery By Another Name 4:00pm - 6:00 pm Salem State University North Campus, Meier Hall, Room 426 Partial screening of Slavery By Another Name and discussion of contemporary prison policy with Dr. Rebecca Hill, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Director, American Studies Program, Kennesaw State University and member, Critical Prison Studies Caucus.
- Thursday, May 1st The Loving Story 6:30pm - 8:30pm Salem Five Community Room, 210 Essex Street Pedestrian Mall Screening of The Loving Story and discussion of modern day constitutional debates about same-sex marriage with scholar/activists Dr. Patricia Gozemba and Karen Kahn, authors of Courting Equality.