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Education @ the Schomburg: Black History Month Youth Film Series: SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME

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February 11, 2013

Program Locations:

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium
For ages 13 to 18 years

Black History Month Youth Film Series:  

Slavery by Another Name

Running Time: 90 minutes, Suitable for: Grades 6-12

 

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas A. Blackmon, and narrated by Laurence Fishburne, Slavery by Another Name is a documentary that squares off against one of America’s most common misconceptions: that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The documentary tells the story of new systems of indentured and involuntary servitude that took its place and lasted well into the 20th century. This film gives a voice back to a largely forgotten population of victims and perpetrators (including interviews with their living descendants today).  This screening is part of a week-long series of films for young audiences that capture a diversity of voices on the African-American Experience.  All films are followed by a discussion by the filmmakers, scholars, or Schomburg educators.  To register, contact schomburged@nypl.org.

 

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