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Created Equal: Screening of ‘The Abolitionists’

17 Mar 2014 | 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Place : University at Buffalo North Campus 216 Norton
Cost : FREE
Phone : 716-923-4386
Email : wnymuslims@wnymuslims.org
WNYMuslims is proud to host “Created Equal” a film series and discussion program funded and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Bridging Cultures Initiative, and  The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.  The series features four NEH Funded documentaries about the American Civil Rights Movement.

Join us for a screening of the documentary The Abolitionists.  Monday March 17th at 6:00 PM

Location:

UB NorthCampus
216 Norton

Join the Facebook event HERE.

AbolitionistsThe Abolitionists vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Through innovative use of reenactments, this three-episode series puts a face on the anti-slavery movement—or rather, five faces: impassioned New England newspaper editor William Lloyd Garrison; former slave, author, and activist Frederick Douglass; Angelina Grimké, daughter of a rich South Carolina slaveholder; Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the enormously influential Uncle Tom’s Cabin; and John Brown, ultimately executed for his armed seizure of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. The film’s release in 2013 also marked the 150th anniversary year of the Emancipation Proclamation.