Created Equal Film Series

Created Equal Film Series

Over the next two academic years, Bryn Mawr College will host events highlighting four powerful documentary films (The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story) as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities initiative to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

The initiative, titled Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history. Bryn Mawr’s programming will feature academics, civil rights activists, and others who have researched and experienced firsthand the issues raised by the films.

In the News

Created Equal Film Series: Freedom Riders Screening, Talk and Discussion April 10
March 19, 2014

Information Services invites you to join us on April 10, 2014 at 4:30PM in Carpenter Library, Rm. 21 for Freedom Riders, abridged screening, talk & discussion. Our featured speaker is Lecia Brooks, Outreach Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center & Director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Alabama.
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Created Equal Film Series: Spring Events Start Feb. 11
February 4, 2014

Information Services invites you to the Created Equal Film Series Spring semester events highlighting the documentary film: Freedom Riders. Based on Raymond Arsenault’s book, this documentary offers an inside look at the brave activists who took the civil rights struggle out of the courtroom and onto the streets of the Jim Crow South. The first Spring event is a full film screening on February 11 in Thomas 110.
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Discussion Panelist Regina Austin's "Thoughts on The Loving Story"
November 16, 2013

Regina Austin, Penn Law Professor and Director of the Penn Program on Documentaries & the Law, recently published a summary of her thoughts from the Nov. 14 discussion of The Loving Story at Bryn Mawr College. Prof. Austin offers valuable filmic insights on The Loving Story and turns a critical eye on the context and implications of the Lovings' saga.
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GSSWSR’s Ray Albert Discusses Landmark Civil Rights Case in Advance of Nov. 14 Screening of The Loving Story
November 7, 2013

As moderator of next Thursday’s panel on the Loving Story, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Professor and Director of the Law and Social Policy Program Ray Albert fully expects the conversation to touch on the civil rights movement and parallels to today’s LGBT rights movement.
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College’s NEH Civil Rights Grant Featured in Local Daily
September 12, 2013

Bryn Mawr College's upcoming programming for the Created Equal initiative was covered recently in the print edition of the Philadelphia Metro.
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Bryn Mawr Receives NEH Grant to Host Series of Events Tied to Civil Rights Films
August 13, 2013

Bryn Mawr College has received a grant to participate in the nationwide initiative Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, whose purpose is to expand and deepen public conversations about Civil Rights.
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Co-Sponsors

The Created Equal film series is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative and in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Additional thanks to Bryn Mawr College co-sponsors: Africana Studies Program, Bi-Co Education Program, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, History Department, Information Services, The Pensby Center & the Bi-Co Program in Gender and Sexuality, and to the Greater Philadelphia Women's Studies Consortium.

Created Equal Film Series