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Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Program at LSU Libraries

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LSU Libraries has been awarded a grant to show four films chronicling the history of the civil rights movement as part of the program, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.  The powerful documentaries, The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story, include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to achieve equal rights for all.  Freedom Riders received an Emmy in 2012, The Abolitionists was nominated for an Emmy in 2013, and The Loving Story won the 2013 Emmy for Outstanding Historical Programming.

The LSU Libraries will screen the films between January 20, 2014 and February 28, 2014.  In conjunction with the screenings, the Libraries will host discussions on the issues raised by the films, which will focus in part on Baton Rouge’s history during the civil rights struggle of the twentieth century.  Related exhibitions and other events are also planned

The Created Equal film set is 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.

Details of this program will be forthcoming.  Please visit http://createdequal.blogs.lib.lsu.edu/ for additional information and updates.

For more information, contact Paul Hrycaj at phryca1@lsu.edu or at 225-578-2629.

Paul Hrycaj is a Research & Instruction Librarian at the LSU Libraries.

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