Civil Rights Movie Series: "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle"

Date and Time: February 2, 9, & 16th 2016 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Location: Memorial Union, Mohave Room 236
Campus: Tempe campus
Price: Free

School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies invites you to see one or all of these powerful documentaries addressing Civil Rights."Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" is a special initative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.  It aims to encourage communities across the country to revisit the history of civil rights in the U.S. and to reflect on the ideals of freedom and equality that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides in American life.• Slavery By Another Name (Feb. 2nd)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.• The Loving Story (Feb. 9th)The moving account of Richard and Mildred Loving, who were arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia's ban on interracial marriage.  Their stuggle culminated in a landmark Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia (1967) which overturned anti-miscegenation laws in the United States.• Freedom Riders (Feb. 16th)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.

Department: School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Contact: Susan Valeri
Phone: 480-965-5775