“Created Equal” Film Series: The Abolitionists


Location: Civil Rights Heritage Center at the Natatorium

As part of the National Endowment of the Humanities and Indiana Humanities funded program for the Spring 2014, Dr. Monica Tetzlaff (Indiana University South Bend) will lead a pre-film discussion of the issues surrounding "The Abolitionists," and also introduce the "Created Equal" Teacher materials (viaCreatedequal.neh.gov website).

Feel free to stay after the film for a short “Q and A" session.


About the film (from the "Created Equal" website):

The Abolitionists vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Through innovative use of reenactments, this three-episode series puts a face on the anti-slavery movement—or rather, five faces: impassioned New England newspaper editor William Lloyd Garrison; former slave, author, and activist Frederick Douglass; Angelina Grimké, daughter of a rich South Carolina slaveholder; Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the enormously influential Uncle Tom's Cabin; and John Brown, ultimately executed for his armed seizure of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. The film's release in 2013 also marked the 150th anniversary year of the Emancipation Proclamation.