Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

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Join The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, together with The Museum of Tolerance and Restore NYC, for a free film screening and discussion on the meaning of equality and human rights.  The program begins with a screening of film clips from the documentary, The Abolitionists, to provide historical background.  Panelists Rabbi Steven Burg, Eastern Director, Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Jimmy Lee, Executive Director, Restore NYC, will explore the human rights violations that exist in the world today and the resulting need for modern-day abolitionists.  A discussion will follow about today’s ongoing efforts to create equal rights for all.

The Abolitionists is one of four films in the series Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. The Created Equal film set 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.

This program is free and open to the public; RSVPs are requested at 212-838-6878.