Print this page

Created Equal

Send this page via E-mail

Los Angeles Public Library
in collaboration with
National Endowment for the Humanities and the
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History proudly presents the program series

Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

To mark the150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, Los Angeles Public Library will host a new program series developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history.

 

Events

April 15, 2014 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Join us for a viewing of the film Freedom Riders, part of the Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle series, on Tuesday, April 15, at 5p.m.

The Tuesday following the film showing, we will host a panel discussion of the film, led by Freedom Rider Kathleen O'Nan and Dr. Deborah McGill-Jackson, a member of the ordained clergy and university professor with civil rights experience throughout the country. They will lead a discussion about the film and share insights from their own experiences in the civil rights movement.

Light refreshments will be served.

Call 323-733-1196 for more details.

The Created Equal film set and public programs have been made possible by 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.

 

April 18, 2014 3:00PM to May 9, 2014 3:00PM

Come view the Abolitionists movie with us! Friday April 4 will be the 1st hour of the film.  Friday April 11 the second hour.  Friday April 18 the final hour.  Then on Friday April 25 enjoy a discussion about the Film and the history behind it!

April 19, 2014 2:00PM

Join us for part three of the three part PBS documentary, The Abolitionists. Be sure to attend the special program next Saturday at 2pm.

April 22, 2014 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Join us for a discussion of the film Freedom Riders, part of the Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle series, on Tuesday, April 22, at 5p.m. 

Freedom Rider Kathleen O'Nan and Dr. Deborah McGill-Jackson, a member of the ordained clergy and university professor with civil rights experience throughout the country will lead a discussion about the film and share insights from their own experiences in the civil rights movement.

Light refreshments will be served.

Call 323-733-1196 for more details.
 
The film will be shown the previous Tuesday, April 15, at 5p.m.
 

The Created Equal film set and public programs have been made possible by 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.

 

April 25, 2014 3:00PM to May 16, 2014 3:00PM

Come view the Abolitionists movie with us! Friday April 4 will be the 1st hour of the film.  Friday April 11 the second hour.  Friday April 18 the final hour.  Then on Friday April 25 enjoy a discussion about the Film and the history behind it!

April 26, 2014 2:00PM

Dr. David Horne of the CSUN Pan African Studies faculty will discuss the role of California in the Underground Railroad. He will be joined by actress CeCe Antoinette who portrays Sojourner Truth and Buffalo Soldier Cathay Williams. Tammy Jenkins, soprano formerly with the San Francisco Opera, will perform spirituals used as code for the Railroad.

May 1, 2014 5:30PM to 7:30PM

At the culmination of our ongoing documentary and discussion series, please bring your personal experience with the civil rights movement to share. Participants will be filmed as part of this storytelling project. Learn about our nation's history during this important era.

June 4, 2014 6:00PM to 7:45PM

"This story about the Lovings' courage and determination is enough to make viewers care deeply about a legal decision"--Mother Jones.  Join us for a viewing of the documentary THE LOVING STORY, a definitive account of Loving v. Virginia--the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage.    The film by Nancy Buirski is the winner of several film festival awards.  This first person testimony takes us behind the scenes of the legal challenges and the emotional turmoil that they entailed, documenting a seminal moment in history and reflecting a timely message of marriage equalityin a personal, human love story.   This presentation is part of our three year series Created Equal:  America's Civil Rights Struggle, which is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities to encourage community Discussion of America's Civil rights history.  NEH has partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Free admission to all events.

The "Created Equal" film set and public programs have been made possible by 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.

For more information about the series, please visit: www.createdequal.neh.gov.

    

 

Top