'Created Equal: The Abolitionists'

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This film vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Professor Andrew Kahrl of Marquette University will show selected excerpts from the film and moderate a post-screening discussion.

This is the first in a series of four films the Society is hosting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer and the 1964 passage of the Civil Rights Act. The second film in the series, 'The Loving Story,' will be shown on Tuesday, March 4.

The National Endowment for the Humanities, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Bridging Cultures initiative have generously underwritten the "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggles" film series.