Montclair Historical Society Hosts “Created Equal” Series

created equal portraitJust in time for Black History Month, the Montclair Historical Society is presenting a series of films and discussions around the changing meanings of freedom and equality in U. S. History, and in our local communities.

The program series is titled: Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.

Each program, hosted by a humanities scholar, features film clips and discussions covering a different period of the civil rights struggle. Descriptions and clips of each film are available through the Created Equal web site.

All programs are held at Montclair Public Library, from 7-9pm. They’re free and open to the public, and no pre-registration is required.

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Here’s the schedule:

 Wednesday, February 19: Slavery by Another Name. Discussion led by Dr. Leslie Wilson, Professor of History at Montclair State University.

Wednesday, March 19: The Loving Story. Discussion led by Dr. Lillie Johnson Edwards, Professor of History and African-American Studies at Drew University.

Wednesday, April 16: The Freedom Riders. Discussion led by Dr. Lillie Johnson Edwards, Professor of History and African-American Studies at Drew University.

Part of the Created Equal programming is created by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. For more information please contact the Montclair Historical Society at 973-744-1796.

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