St. Paul, Minn. (March 19, 2014) — Metropolitan State University invites members of the public to attend screenings of the film The Abolitionists at two university locations.
The full-length feature film screenings are scheduled for Monday, April 7, 6 p.m. at the Saint Paul Campus, Founders Hall, Room 118, 700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul. The second screening is scheduled for Thursday, April 17, 6 p.m. at the Midway Center, Room 9, 1450 Energy Park Drive, Saint Paul.
The screenings are a part of the series Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, 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.
The Abolitionists vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Through the use of reenactments, this film series puts five faces on the anti-slavery movement: 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 Uncle Tom’s Cabin; and John Brown, executed for his armed seizure of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry.
A partial film screening and panel discussion takes place on Tuesday, April 15, at 6 p.m., in the Library and Learning Center, Room 302, 645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul.
Attendees may RSVP or request more information by calling the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship at 651-793-1285 or by sending an e-mail to [email protected]
Additional resources and related materials are available through the Metropolitan State University Library Guide, Created Equal at http://libguides .metrostate.edu /content. php?pid=511978 &sid=4212585.