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Free documentary screening: "Slavery by Another Name: Past and Present"

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When: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
70113 New Orleans , LA
US
 
SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME: PAST AND PRESENT
PBS - Sam Pollard (USA)
 
FREE! on  Thursday, January 22 @ 7pm  (followed by discussion)
 
Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 352-1150


New Orleans Public Library presents a screening of the PBS documentary, Slavery by Another Name, followed by a discussion led by Laura Murphy, Loyola Assistant Professor and Director of the Modern Slavery Research Project.

Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century.

For most Americans this is entirely new history. Slavery by Another Name gives voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features their descendants living today.

This program series, Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, is made possible in part 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.

Program is free and open to the public. 
For more information, call Nix Library at 504-596-2630.

For mor information about this screening, go to http://www.zeitgeistnola.org/ and http://www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org/welcome.htm

For more information about the documentary, go to http://www.pbs.org/tpt/slavery-by-another-name/home/

 

 

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