On Monday, March 21 at 6 p.m. the Modesto Library will host a discussion of the film The Abolitionists as part of the Created Equal project. Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is an initiative created by the National Endowment for the Humanities to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Abolitionists uses reenactments to depict the struggles of the men and women involved in the anti-slavery movement, such as Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angeline Grimké and Harriet Beecher Stowe. This program will feature a partial screening of The Abolitionists, followed by a discussion led by Professor Bret Carroll from California State University, Stanislaus.
The Created Equal film set and public programs have been made possible by 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.
For more information about Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, call the Modesto Library Reference Desk at (209) 558-7814. The Modesto Library is at 1500 I St. in Modesto and the program will be held downstairs in the auditorium. Free parking is available in the parking lot behind the library and on surrounding streets.