Created Equal Screenings at MCLA
"The Abolitionists." 6 p.m. Friday, October 11, Murdock Hall 218.
A small group of moral reformers in the 1830s launched one of the most ambitious social movements imaginable: the immediate emancipation of millions of African Americans held in bondage, at a time when slavery was one of the most powerful economic and political forces in the United States.
Produced and directed by Rob Rapley. Sharon Grimberg, executive producer for American Experience, WGBH.
Discussion of film to follow with Cynthia Lyerly, Associate Professor of History, Boston College.
"Slavery By Another Name." 6 p.m. Nov. 7, Murdock 218.
Based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title by Douglas Blackmon. Produced and directed by Sam Pollard.
Catherine Allan, executive producer for Twin Cities Public Television. Douglas A. Blackmon, co-executive producer. A production of TPT National Productions, in association with Two Dollars & A Dream, Inc.
"Freedom Riders." Time/Date/Location: TBD
The Freedom Rides of 1961 were a pivotal moment in the long Civil Rights struggle that redefined America.
Based on Raymond Arsenault's recent book, this documentary film offers an inside look at the brave band of activists who challenged segregation in the Deep South.
Produced and directed by Stanley Nelson. Mark Samels, executive producer for American Experience, WGBH.
"The Loving Story." Time/Date/Location: TBD
The moving account of Richard and Mildred Loving, who were arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia's ban on interracial marriage. Their struggle culminated in a landmark Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia (1967) which overturned anti-miscegenation laws in the United States.
Directed by Nancy Buirski; produced by Nancy Buirski and Elisabeth Haviland James. A co-production of Augusta Films and HBO Films. Distributed by Icarus Films.