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.