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Created Equal

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Created Equal series at Campbell County Public Library
explores civil rights with film segments and discussions


Watch segments of award-winning films and engage in expert-led discussions during the series in February that examines America’s civil rights struggle.  
Portions of four powerful and riveting documentaries that reveal dramatic incidents in the history of civil rights will be showcased in three programs at the Campbell County Public Library in February. 
All programs in the Created Equal series will be at 7 p.m. Fridays at the Newport Branch to learn about events that shaped history.  Registration is required.
Segments of the film Freedom Riders will be shown during Brave Activists Challenging Segregation on Feb. 6.  Christine Anderson of Xavier University and Betty Daniels Rosemond, an original freedom rider, will discuss the 1961 bus rides that challenged segregation and redefined America. 
On Feb. 20, see segments of two films, The Abolitionists and Slavery by Another Name will be explored.  Chris Miller of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will discuss the struggles of famous men and women and the unpaid labor system that lasted until World War II.
The final program in the series will be Feb. 27.  The film, The Loving Story, uses interviews and photos from Life magazine to focus on Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple arrested in 1958.  Verna Williams of the University of Cincinnati will lead the discussion.  She will address how this aspect of the civil rights movement still resonates today.
Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, is 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.
    For more information on programs, see http://www.cc-pl.org/programs/Created-Equal-Series-at-Newport
    Register online at www.cc-pl.org or call the Newport Branch at 859-572-5035.




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