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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

September 18, 2014 6:30PM to 7:45PM

Joshua Mitchell, PhD candidate, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC and Elizabeth Kronbeck, Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at Glendale Community College, will lead a discussion of the documentary film, Slavery By Another Name, and its depiction of the mass imprisonment of African Americans during the Jim Crow era.  This open community discussion is a part of the NEH grant program called Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle.  

September 19, 2014 1:00PM

Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké are The Abolitionists. They came from different backgrounds and believed in different tactics, but they all felt the fundamental shortfall of their nation and fought to make it right.

Throughout September the Edendale Branch Library will be screening The Abolitionists. On Saturday September 27, we will host a discussion of the film and take a look at modern movements for change.
 
Film Screenings
Tuesday, 9/2, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 9/3, 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9/6, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, 9/11, 5 p.m.
Friday, 9/12, 1 p.m.
Monday, 9/15, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, 9/16, 5 p.m.
Friday, 9/19, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, 9/24, 5 p.m.
Friday, 9/26, 1 p.m.
 
Discussion
Saturday, 9/27, 2-4 p.m.
Guests: 
Joshua Mitchell, PhD Student, Dept. of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
Elizabeth Kronbeck, Professor of Ethnic Studies, History and Social Science, Glendale Community College
September 23, 2014 6:30PM to 8:00PM

It was a shocking reality that often went unacknowledged, then and now: A huge system of forced, unpaid labor, mostly affecting Southern black men, that lasted until World War II. Based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackmon, Slavery By Another Name tells the stories of men, charged with crimes like vagrancy, and often guilty of nothing, who were bought and sold, abused, and subject to sometimes deadly working conditions as unpaid convict labor. Interviews with the descendants of victims and perpetrators resonate with a modern audience. Christina Comer, who discovered how her family profited from the system, comments that “the story is important no matter how painful the reality is." 90 minutes

September 24, 2014 5:00PM

Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké are The Abolitionists. They came from different backgrounds and believed in different tactics, but they all felt the fundamental shortfall of their nation and fought to make it right.

Throughout September the Edendale Branch Library will be screening The Abolitionists. On Saturday September 27, we will host a discussion of the film and take a look at modern movements for change.
 
Film Screenings
Tuesday, 9/2, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 9/3, 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9/6, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, 9/11, 5 p.m.
Friday, 9/12, 1 p.m.
Monday, 9/15, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, 9/16, 5 p.m.
Friday, 9/19, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, 9/24, 5 p.m.
Friday, 9/26, 1 p.m.
 
Discussion
Saturday, 9/27, 2-4 p.m.
Guests: 
Joshua Mitchell, PhD Student, Dept. of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
Elizabeth Kronbeck, Professor of Ethnic Studies, History and Social Science, Glendale Community College
September 25, 2014 5:30PM to 7:30PM

The Junipero Serra Branch vordially invites you to a HBO Documentary Film screening of "The Loving Story".  After the screening, Q & A and discussion will be followed moderated by Dr. Deborah Jackson.

On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and his fiancee Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, VA, to Washington, D.C. to be married. Later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of miscegenation. Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Lovings case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor on June 12, 1967 and resulted in sixteen states being ordered to overturn their bans on interracial marriage. 

 

 

September 25, 2014 6:30PM to 7:45PM

Join us for a panel discussion of current issues with mass incarceration, sentence reform and the school to jail pipeline with Ken and Teresa Sitz and Keith James of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network.

After the discussion, attendees can participate in a letter writing exercise.

September 26, 2014 1:00PM

Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké are The Abolitionists. They came from different backgrounds and believed in different tactics, but they all felt the fundamental shortfall of their nation and fought to make it right.

Throughout September the Edendale Branch Library will be screening The Abolitionists. On Saturday September 27, we will host a discussion of the film and take a look at modern movements for change.
 
Film Screenings
Tuesday, 9/2, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 9/3, 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9/6, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, 9/11, 5 p.m.
Friday, 9/12, 1 p.m.
Monday, 9/15, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, 9/16, 5 p.m.
Friday, 9/19, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, 9/24, 5 p.m.
Friday, 9/26, 1 p.m.
 
Discussion
Saturday, 9/27, 2-4 p.m.
Guests: 
Joshua Mitchell, PhD Student, Dept. of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
Elizabeth Kronbeck, Professor of Ethnic Studies, History and Social Science, Glendale Community College
September 27, 2014 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké are The Abolitionists. They came from different backgrounds and believed in different tactics, but they all felt the fundamental shortfall of their nation and fought to make it right.

Throughout September the Edendale Branch Library will be screening The Abolitionists. On Saturday September 27, we will host a discussion of the film and take a look at modern movements for change.
 
Film Screenings
Tuesday, 9/2, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 9/3, 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9/6, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, 9/11, 5 p.m.
Friday, 9/12, 1 p.m.
Monday, 9/15, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, 9/16, 5 p.m.
Friday, 9/19, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, 9/24, 5 p.m.
Friday, 9/26, 1 p.m.
 
Discussion
Saturday, 9/27, 2-4 p.m.
Guests: 
Joshua Mitchell, PhD Student, Dept. of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
Elizabeth Kronbeck, Professor of Ethnic Studies, History and Social Science, Glendale Community College
September 27, 2014 4:30PM to 5:15PM

Folk singer and scholar Ross Altman, PhD, takes us on a musical journey to retrace the steps of activists from small venues in Black churches and sweltering jail cells to the largest stage in America—the National Mall during the March On Washington on August 28, 1963.  Each of these songs of freedom contributed to the Long March Towards Civil Rights.  Join us as we celebrate these songs of protest and affirmation.  Part of the Created Equal program.

September 30, 2014 6:00PM to 7:45PM

Dr. Susien Baldwin will discuss the modern existence of slavery in our own community and how we can stop it. Modern day human trafficking in the United States happens to foreign nationals as well as U.S born men, women, and children for sex and other forms of labor.  This discussion is a part of the Created Equal series of programs. 

 

Dr. Baldwin is a preventive medicine/public health physician whose career has focused on women’s health, underserved populations, and human rights.  From 2005 - 2012, Dr. Baldwin provided care to survivors of human trafficking in Los Angeles through a dedicated clinic. She has conducted research to better understand the health effects of trafficking, the role of psychological coercion in trafficking, and the potential for victim identification in health care settings. In 2011, Freedom Network USA honored Dr. Baldwin with the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award for her dedication to the anti-trafficking field in the United States. In 2013, Dr. Baldwin and colleagues launched HEAL Trafficking (Health Professional Education, Advocacy, Linkage), an interdisciplinary network to unify and advance the efforts of health practitioners in the anti-trafficking movement.

October 11, 2014 3:00PM to 5:00PM

View a documentary based upon the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas A. Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name, which shows how even after slavery was abolished in the United States in 1865, new forms of forced labor kept thousands of African Americans in bondage.   A panel discussion on October 25 will discuss this film.  See calendar below.

October 25, 2014 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Speakers: Prof. Wonda Powell, History Department, L.A. Southwest College, will speak about Douglas A. Blackmon’s prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name. Dr. Arthur Rolston, History Department, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, will discuss the changing positions of radical Republicans during and after Reconstruction.

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October 27, 2014 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Join us for this fascinating and revealing documentary about radicals, agitators, troublemakers, and liberators. They are called many names; however, they are recognized as abolitionists who tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. These men and women, black and white, still have a influence on our society today. Learn about the stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimke, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown. Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle is part of an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, produced in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America.

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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