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COLUMBUS, GA -  Columbus State University historians will continue their 2013-2014 focus on the civil rights era with a series of free films and an opportunity for audience members to discuss their content.

The series was organized by CSU’s Department of History and Geography, specifically supporting its Master of Arts in history with a race, ethnicity and society concentration, which CSU began offering in 2012.

This spring’s films and last fall’s speakers and exhibition are part of Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. This program was made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

This spring’s film events also offer an extended post-screening discussion. Audience members are invited to share their perspectives related to each film. CSU’s Department of History and Geography will also make the films available for free re-screenings by schools, or community or senior centers. Since some of the films’ run times exceed an hour, select scenes can be shown, and CSU will also share related clip summaries, reading lists and discussion ideas. 

The initial local screenings for this spring’s films are:
  • The Abolitionists, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, Liberty Theatre, 813 8th Ave. The 2013 Emmy-nominated documentary focuses on the reform movement leading to the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Slavery by Another Name, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, Columbus Public Library auditorium, 3000 Macon Road. The 2012 documentary focuses on forms of forced labor that kept thousands of African-Americans in bondage until World War II.
  • Freedom Riders, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, Liberty Theatre, 813 8th Ave. The 2011 Emmy-winning documentary, from the American Experience series on PBS, focuses on the violence-plagued Freedom Rider protests of 1961.
  • The Loving Story, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, Columbus Public Library auditorium, 3000 Macon Road The 2011 Emmy-nominated documentary chronicles the struggles of a couple, arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage, which led to a landmark Supreme Court decision allowing such unions.
For more information on the series, visit http://createdequal.neh.gov/. To ask questions about the local screenings and-or to schedule a viewing, contact Ilaria Scaglia, assistant professor of history, at scaglia_ilaria@ColumbusState.edu or 706-507-8357. For more on CSU’s Department of History and Geography, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/history.

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