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Created Equal - The Abolitionists

Created Equal: America’s Civil rights Struggle

The Abolitionists

North Shore Library

Film Screening Tuesday, September 24th 5 p.m.

Film Discussion Saturday September 28th 1 p.m.


American Experience: The Abolitionists. Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. This film brings to life the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimk, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown, The Abolitionists takes place during some of the most violent and contentious decades in American history. It reveals how the movement shaped history by exposing the fatal flaw of a republic founded on liberty for some and bondage for others. In the face of personal risks-beatings, imprisonment, even death-abolitionists held fast to their cause, laying the civil rights groundwork for the future and raising weighty constitutional and moral questions that are still with us today.

The Abolitionists is the first in a series of Civil Rights films and discussions that will be held at the North Shore Library. Join us for the full screening of The Abolitionists Tuesday, September 24th at 5 p.m. Then come back for an interesting and lively discussion of the film led by Reggie Jackson of America’s Black Holocaust Museum Saturday, September 28 at 1 p.m.

All films and discussions are free and open to the public

This series is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Please call the library at (414) 351-3461

or stop by the Reference Desk to register.

If you require special accommodations, notify the

Library Director Richard Nelson at least 72 hours in advance.



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