Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle Film Screenings at Levine Museum
October 1, 2013 — Levine Museum of the New South is pleased to have been selected to participate in Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, a new initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America's civil rights history. NEH has partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to develop programmatic and support materials for the sites.
As a participant in the Created Equal program, Levine Museum will show four documentaries with riveting new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America. Levine Museum is one of 473 institutions across the country awarded a set of the four films, which include The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story. Each features dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to achieve equal rights for all.
Each of the four films was produced with NEH support, and tells remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions, from slavery to segregation. Created Equal programs bring communities together to revisit our shared history and help bridge deep racial and cultural divides in American civic life. Visit www.neh.gov/created-equal for more information.
The Created Equal film set is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.