THE K. WILHELMINA BOYD OFFICE OF AFRICAN & AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES AT ELON PROUDLY PRESENTS A CREATED EQUAL FILM SERIES EVENT SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Belk Library, Room 205
In collaboration with the National Endowment for the Humanities to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington and the 150 anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Elon joins “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” an initiative of that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history. NEH has partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Even as slavery ended in the South after the Civil War, new forms of forced labor kept thousands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II. The film is based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title by Douglas Blackmon and produced and directed by Sam Pollard. It is a production of TPT National Productions, in association with Two Dollars & A Dream, Inc.