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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

March 7, 2015 1:30PM to 3:30PM

Join us as the El Sereno Branch Library will screen the documentary Freedom Summer, on Saturday March 7, 2015 at 1:30pm. The documentary will be followed by a brief discussion with guest speaker, Dr. McGill-Jackson.

Light refreshments will be served.

March 7, 2015 3:30PM to 5:00PM

Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle is an ongoing series of public discussions based on four documentary films developed through a partnership of the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in order to encourage communities to reflect on the ideals of freedom, equality and democracy that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides in American life. 

Branch showings of the documentary film "The Abolitionists" on Jan. 10 & Feb. 21 will provide background for a facilitated Community Discussions on Saturday, January 17 & Feb. 28, 3:30-5pm. The film can also be streamed online from the PBS website, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/abolitionists/ by those with an internet connected media device. 

Branch showings of the documentary film "Freedom Riders" on Jan. 24 & Mar. 7 will provide background for a facilitated Community Discussions on Saturday, January 31 & Mar. 14, 3:30-5pm. The film can also be streamed online from the PBS website, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/ by those with an internet connected media device.

Branch showings of the documentary film "The Loving Story" on Feb. 7 & Mar. 21 will provide background for a facilitated Community Discussions on Saturday, Feb. 14 & Mar. 28, 3:30-5pm. This film is not available from PBS, but HBO subscribers can order, see http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-loving-story/index.html#/.

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.

March 28, 2015 3:30PM to 5:00PM

Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle is an ongoing series of public discussions based on four documentary films developed through a partnership of the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in order to encourage communities to reflect on the ideals of freedom, equality and democracy that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides in American life. 

Branch showings of the documentary film "The Abolitionists" on Jan. 10 & Feb. 21 will provide background for a facilitated Community Discussions on Saturday, January 17 & Feb. 28, 3:30-5pm. The film can also be streamed online from the PBS website, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/abolitionists/ by those with an internet connected media device. 

Branch showings of the documentary film "Freedom Riders" on Jan. 24 & Mar. 7 will provide background for a facilitated Community Discussions on Saturday, January 31 & Mar. 14, 3:30-5pm. The film can also be streamed online from the PBS website, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/ by those with an internet connected media device.

Branch showings of the documentary film "The Loving Story" on Feb. 7 & Mar. 21 will provide background for a facilitated Community Discussions on Saturday, Feb. 14 & Mar. 28, 3:30-5pm. This film is not available from PBS, but HBO subscribers can order, see http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-loving-story/index.html#/.

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.

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.

    

 

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