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The Created Equal Film Series

Siena College

and

The National Endowment for the Humanities

Presents

The Created Equal Film Series

The AbolitionistsThe Abolitionists

A small group of moral reformers in the 1830s launched one of the most ambitious social movements imaginable: the immediate emancipation of millions of African Americans held in bondage, at a time when slavery was one of the most powerful economic and political forces in the United States. Produced and directed by Rob Rapley. Sharon Grimberg, executive producer for American Experience, WGBH.

Shown at Siena Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 PM, Library L-26

Discussion leader: Dr. Bruce Eelman, Professor of History Siena College

 

Slavery By Another Name DVD - shopPBS.orgSlavery by Another Name

Even as slavery ended in the south after the Civil War, new forms of forced labor kept thousands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II. Based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title by Douglas Blackmon. Produced and directed by Sam Pollard. Catherine Allan, executive producer for Twin Cities Public Television. Douglas A. Blackmon, co-executive producer. A production of TPT National Productions, in association with Two Dollars & A Dream, Inc.

Shown at Siena Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 PM, Library L-26

Discussion Leader: Dr. Alice Green, Executive Director Center for Law and Justice

 

 

 Freedom Riders 

The Freedom Rides of 1961 were a pivotal moment in the long Civil Rights struggle that redefined America. Based on Raymond Arsenault’s recent book, this documentary film offers an inside look at the brave band of activists who challenged segregation in the Deep South. Produced and directed by Stanley Nelson. Mark Samels, executive producer for American Experience, WGBH.

Shown at Siena Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 PM, Key Auditorium, Roger Bacon 202

Discussion Leader: Dr. Paul Murray, Professor of Sociology, Siena College

Special Guest: Albert Gordon, Freedom Rider

 

An Ordinary Hero

Joan Mulholland was a nineteen-year-old student at Duke University when she learned about the Freedom Rides.  She grabbed a flight to Mississippi where she was arrested and sent to prison for two months.  Authorities were astounded to discover that a white southern woman would risk her life for the cause of racial equality.  Inspired by the courage of African American students entering previously all-white schools, Joan enrolled at historically black Tougaloo College where she continued her civil rights activism. The film is produced by Joan’s son, Loki Mulholland.

Shown at Siena Wednesday, March 26, 7:00 PM, Key Auditorium, Roger Bacon 202

Discussion Leader: Dr. Paul Murray, Professor of Sociology, Siena College

Special Guest: Joan Mulholland

    The Loving Story Film Poster     The Loving Story

 

The moving account of Richard and Mildred Loving, who were arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage. Their struggle culminated in a landmark Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia (1967) which overturned anti-miscegenation laws in the United States.  Directed by Nancy Buirski; produced by Nancy Buirski and Elisabeth Haviland James. A co-production of Augusta Films and HBO Films. Distributed by Icarus Films.

Shown at Siena, April 2, 2014  Library, L 26 

Discussion Leader: Dr. Mary Nell Morgan, Associate Professor of Political Science, Empire State College.

 

This film series is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Siena College Co-Sponsors include: Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series, Damietta Cross Cultural Center, Sister Thea Bowman Women’s Center, Frist Year Seminar, Sociology Department, The Reinhold Niebuhr Institute of Religion and Culture

 

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