Beginning Wednesday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m., the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr./ Lynchburg Community Council Center For Human Rights, Inc. will kick off the film series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle at the Lynchburg Public Library’s Community Meeting Room, 2315 Memorial Avenue, with the screening of Part I of “The Abolitionists.” This kick off is in partnership with the Legacy Museum of African American History and will feature Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz, Professor of History at Roanoke College who will lead a discussion at the conclusion of the film about equality and the abolitionist movement.
On Wednesday, February 19, at 6:00 p.m., Part II of “The Abolitionists” will be shown with Pat Price, Associate Director for Community Development at Lynchburg College who will lead a discussion about the film upon its conclusion.
Other films scheduled to be shown include “Slavery by Another Name,” (Thursday, March 6, 6:00 p.m.); “The Loving Story,” (Thursday, March 20, 6:00 p.m.); and “Freedom Riders,” (Tuesday, April 8, 6:00 p.m.).
The film series, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Bridging Cultures Initiative in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
For more information, call (434) 455-6330.