On Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. the Patterson Library will host the first in a series of film discussions as part of the Created Equal project. Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is an initiative created by the National Endowment for the Humanities to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. This discussion will focus on the documentary ‘Slavery by Another Name.’ The film depicts the system of forced, unpaid labor that existed in America until World War II, and mostly affected African American men in the South. Professor Albert Smith of Modesto Junior College will lead the discussion, using film clips from ‘Slavery by Another Name’ to enhance a conversation about American history and civil rights.
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 Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, call the Modesto Library Reference Desk at (209) 558-7814. The Patterson Library is at 46 North Salado Ave., Patterson.