Join Us! Saturday March 7 at 10 A.M.

The Second Film In The Series Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle

Made possible through the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership  with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

The Abolitionists (2013, 180 minutes)
The Abolitionists vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Through innovative use of reenactments, this three-episode series puts a face on the anti-slavery movement—or rather, five faces: impassioned New England newspaper editor William Lloyd Garrison; former slave, author, and activist Frederick Douglass; Angelina Grimké, daughter of a rich South Carolina slaveholder; Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the enormously influential Uncle Tom's Cabin; and John Brown, ultimately executed for his armed seizure of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. The film's release in 2013 also marked the 150th anniversary year of the Emancipation Proclamation.

A. J. Williams-Myers, SUNY New Paltz Black Studies professor will provide a local perspective of the time. Williams-Myers has written extensively about the local history of African Americans. His work includes: Long Hammering: Essays on the Forging of an African American Presence in the Hudson River Valley to the Early Twentieth Century and On the Morning Tide: African Americans, History & Methodology in the Historical Ebb & Flow of Hudson River Society.

Film will be shown in 2 parts. Lunch will be available at intermission

Where: Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library
Second Floor Of The Family Partnership Center
29 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY.

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