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Slavery by Another Name | Kansas City Public Library
 

Slavery by Another Name

All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 for a staff development event. We will reopen for regular hours Thursday, December 18.

The Created Equal documentary series chronicles  the civil rights struggles of African Americans. KU’s Randal M. Jelks  provides opening and closing remarks.  Slavery by Another Name (2012)
Created Equal Film Series
Saturday, March 15, 2014
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

In the years after emancipation, many African Americans remained in virtual slavery through such insidious practices as prison labor and sharecropping. This documentary, nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, exposes a brutal system that would persist until the onset of World War II.

Randal M. Jelks, associate professor of American Studies with a joint appointment in African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas, provides opening and closing remarks.

This series is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Bridging Cultures, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.



Films in this series include:

March 15, 2014  |  Slavery by Another Name

April 5, 2014  |  Freedom Riders

May 3, 2014  |  The Loving Story

All titles are presented at 2 p.m. on Saturdays in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch,
4801 Main St.