The Gardner-Harvey Library is pleased to sponsor the final 2 documentaries in the Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle series this fall 2014. Both programs are free and open to the public through the National Endowment for the Humanities and the the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
In September we will show and discuss The Abolitionists which runs 180 minutes and was released in 2013, thus commemorating the 150th anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863. For a fuller experience, everyone is invited to view the touring Smithsonian exhibition: Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation 1863 and The March on Washington 1963 on display at the Gardner-Harvey Library from September 8 through October 15, 2014.
The Abolitionists traces the impact of 5 activists: William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Angelina Grimke, John Brown, and Harriet Beecher Stowe in the anti-slavery movement. These motivated abolitionists used their talents to persuade morally and to act politically to end slavery.
Dr. Linh Dich will screen portions of the documentary and lead a discussion off-campus for the Miami campus, Cincinnati State, Middletown, and the Middletown community. Light refreshments will be served.
Watch online: The Abolitionists, parts 1-3.
Attend and participate in the Discussion facilitated by Dr. Dich
Monday September 22, 2014, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, 1st Floor
1 North Main Street, Middletown, OH
In October, we will show and discuss Slavery by Another Name which runs 90 minutes and was released in 2012. The documentary is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book of the same title by Douglas Blackmon. The film reveals the little known, shocking history of forced, unpaid labor by Southern African American men lasting until World War II.
Dr. Helane Androne will screen sections of the documentary and lead a discussion off-campus for the Miami campus, the Sonny Hill Community Center participants, and the Middletown community. Light refreshments will be served.
Watch online: Slavery by Another Name
Attend and participate in the Discussion facilitated by Dr. Androne
Tuesday October 14, 2014, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Robert "Sonny" Hill Jr. Community Center
800 Lafayette Avenue, Middletown, OH