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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

June 4, 2015 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Learn about the Black Cat Tavern Riots of 1967, one of the earliest Gay Rights protests, from eyewitness Alexei Romanoff.  The protests were in response to the New Year's Eve raid by undercover police on the staff and customers of the Black Cat Tavern, one of several gay bars in the Silver Lake neighborhood.  The police arrested and beat New Year's Eve celebrants for breaking the law by kissing at midnight.  This program will include both a taped interview, which is available on the Silver Lake History Collective's YouTube channel, and a live interview with Mr. Romanoff moderated by local historian, Mark Simon.

Loving family by Grey Villet
June 6, 2015 10:00AM to 11:30AM

Join us for a free film screening of the documentary "The Loving Story" as part of the Created Equal civil rights history series.  The Lovings' Supreme Court case in 1967 cleared the last remaining laws against interracial marriage. 

June 12, 2015 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Join us for a storytime that celebrates all kinds of families on Loving Day! 

June 12, 2015 4:00PM to 5:30PM

Join us for a free film screening of the documentary "The Loving Story" as part of the Created Equal civil rights history series.  The Lovings' Supreme Court case in 1967 cleared the last remaining laws against interracial marriage. 

June 16, 2015 6:30PM to 7:45PM

Join us for a discussion of the role government plays in the definition of family.  Aided by clips from "The Loving Story" we will discuss the many civil rights movements that have swirled around the topics of marriage and relationship. Silver Lake has been the setting for many important advancements in the basic human right to love.  Come and enjoy what promises to be a lively community experience!  The Guest Facilitator for the evening is Silver Lake resident and community organizer, Anne-Marie Johnson.

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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