"Created Equal" Documentary Film: "The Abolitionists" ( Part 2)

"Created Equal" Documentary Film: "The Abolitionists" ( Part 2)

Join Lawrence Howe, PhD, Roosevelt University, to see and discuss "The Abolitionists" (Part 2). This film tells the story of a small group of moral reformers in the 1830s who launched one of the most ambitious social movements imaginable: the immediate emancipation of millions of African Americans held in bondage, This happened at a time when slavery was one of the most powerful economic and political forces in the U.S.

Part 1 of "The Abolitionists" was screened on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. Part 2 of "The Abolitionists" will be screened on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m.

This film, the first of four documentaries, is part of the "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" series of film, panel discussions and author programs which continues through March.

"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.

When:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where:

Second Floor - Veterans Room

Contact:

708.452.3440