Event

Created Equal Film & Scholar Series: "The Abolitionists"

Friday, November 15, 2013, 4:30–6:30 pm
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 4:30pm

OMCA invites you to view and take part in a discussion about the 2013 documentary, The Abolitionists, the first showing in the Created Equal Film & Scholar Series. The series, which features film and discussion about civil rights, aims to assist educators to strengthen their instructional practice and to promote community dialogue on a continually relevant topic.

Presented in partnership with The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, the first film in the series, The Abolitionists, vividly brings to life through innovative use of reenactments the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Learn more about using this film in your classroom

Following the screening, UC Berkeley History Professor Waldo Martin, author of The Mind of Frederick Douglass, and recipient of the Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professorship of American History & Citizenship, will provide historical framing for the film and lead the public conversation.

This film will be presented in the Lecture Hall and is free with Museum admission. This program is held during Friday Nights @ OMCA.