Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

Event Date

Thu, 09/04/2014 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm



Esther Kerns



Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle September 4, 7PM, Blount Auditorium, Rhodes College Created Equal is a special project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) which encourages communities to revisit the history of civil rights in America and to reflect on the ideals of freedom and equality that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides. Created Equal uses the power of documentary films to spark public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America. Four outstanding documentary films, spanning the period from the 1830s to the 1960s, are the centerpiece for this project. Join us for a panel discussion featuring selections from the documentary movie The Abolitionists a film that brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Rychetta Watkins, Program Development Consultant for the City of Memphis and Common Ground. Other panelists include Dr. Shelby Crosby, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Memphis, and Dr. Charles McKinney, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Program at Rhodes College. This event is free, open to the public and will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7pm, Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall, Rhodes College.