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"The Abolitionists"

Flagler will screen “The Abolitionists” on Oct. 17 as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ African-American film series.

Oct. 1, 2013

Flagler College will present the National Endowment for the Humanities’ African-American film series beginning with a screening of “The Abolitionists” on Oct. 17.

The films are part of the Created Equal program created by the NEH and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, launched to bring four nationally acclaimed films on civil rights to historic sites, museums and libraries across the country.

All films will be screened at 7 p.m. at the Gamache-Koger Theater in the Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine.

"Ideas and Images: Visiting Scholars and Artists Program" features an international composition of artists and authors, introducing a fresh and creative component to the greater St. Augustine community.

Each event is free and open to the public. Call (904) 819-6282 or visit flagler.edu/our-community for more information.

Scheduled films:

  • Oct. 17 – “The 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 who were enslaved.
  • Nov. 21 – “Slavery 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. Produced and directed by Sam Pollard.
     
  • Feb. 6, 2014 – “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).
     
  • March 4, 2014 – “Freedom Riders”: The Freedom Rides of 1961 were a pivotal moment in the long Civil Rights struggle that redefined America. This documentary film offers an inside look at the brave band of activists who challenged segregation in the Deep South.
     

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