At the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden:
CREATED EQUAL: AMERICA’S CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLE
March 11, 6:30 pm
Join them for a conversation about the meaning of equality and human rights. Segments from the PBS film, The Abolitionists, will provide the historical background. Hear what motivated Frederick Douglass, Angelina Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison and Harriet Beecher Stowe in their battle to end slavery, and what can we learn from them? Panelists Rabbi Steven Burg, Eastern Director, Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Jimmy Lee, Executive Director, Restore NYC, will explore the human rights violations that exist in the world today and the resulting need for modern-day abolitionists. A discussion will follow about today’s ongoing efforts to create equal rights for all.
The Abolitionists is one of four films in the series Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history. Each of the films was produced with NEH support and each tells remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions from slavery to segregation. To view the trailer for The Abolitionists click here.
The Created Equal film set 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.
RSVPs requested. Free Admission.