Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 pm, Civic Center Library
To mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Endowment for the Humanities has developed a special project as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative: Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. As part of this project, we will present the documentary Slavery by Another Name. Slavery by Another Name challenges one of our country’s most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. This film deals with the insidious new forms of slavery that emerged in the American South beginning in 1865, with archival photographs and dramatic reenactments.
Please join us for the film and a discussion led by John Glaszewski and Rebecca Powell from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
This program will be held in the conference room next to the Civic Center Library. Registration is required for the program. Please call 586.574.4564 to register.