Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

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February 27, 2014, 7:30 PM CT

Facilitated by Shawn Leigh Alexander, University of Kansas.

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, the Langston Hughes Center will host a discussion related to the film, "Slavery by Another Name."

It was a shocking reality: a huge system of forced, unpaid labor, affecting Southern black men, that lasted until World War II. Based on book by Douglas Blackmon, "Slavery by Another Name" tells the stories of men, changed with crimes like vagrancy, and often guilty of nothing, who were bought and sold, abused, and subjected to deadly working conditions as convict labor.

African American Studies Professor Shawn Leigh Alexander will present, "Worse than Slavery: Race, Violence, and the Defining of the Nation in Post Emancipation America."

The "Created Equal" film discussions are 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.

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
200 W 9th St
Lawrence, KS 66044
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Sponsored by: Gilder Lerhman Institute of American History

For more information about this event, please contact:
Shawn Leigh Alexander
(785) 864-5044