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

Event Type: Film Screening
Date: 2/11/2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description:
 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.
Library: Oak Park Public Library Main Branch
Location: Second Floor - Veterans Room
Contact: Adult & Teen Services
Contact Number: 708.452.3440