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In early March 2015, the Lillie M. Evans Library District will be hosting a series of three programs focusing on the theme, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. The programs will be on Tuesdays starting March 3rd and continuing through March 17th, and all programs will be presented at the Princeville Heritage Museum (325 N Ostrom Avenue). Each program will incorporate documentary film clips to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history.
Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle 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. The films provided through the grant include: The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, The Loving Story, Freedom Riders, and Freedom Summer. All are available at the LME Library. The goals of the Created Equal grant focus on telling the stories of individuals, creating a deeper understanding of the ways Civil Rights have been obtained, and helping people understand Civil Rights history as central to the American story.
In addition to the Created Equal programs, the LME Library will host a series of video presentations at the Library. All video presentations are part of the Presidential Primary Source Project, a series of free, fifty-minute, interactive video conferencing programs focusing on human and civil rights themes. The Presidential Primary Source Project is a collaboration between the National Park Service, U.S. Presidential Libraries and Museums, other cultural and historic organizations, and the Internet2 community. More information about the Presidential Primary Source Project is available at https://k20.internet2.edu/presidents or on our LME Library website at lmelibrary.org. All video presentations will be at the LME Library (207 N Walnut Street).
All programs are free and open to the public. The Lillie M. Evans Library is one of the 473 institutions across the country awarded the Created Equal films and programming grants. Please join us in chronicling the history of the civil rights movement with these special programs and events.
Resources for Created Equal
Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle website: http://www.neh.gov/created-equal
Questions about the Presidential Primary Source Project
Publicity and Press Releases for Created Equal program