Even as slavery ended in the south after the Civil War, new forms of forced labor kept thousands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II. This 90 minute documentary Slavery by Another Name will be followed by a discussion with a historical scholar. This powerful PBS documentary that originally premiered at the 2012 Sundance Festival is based on the 2009 Pulitzer winning and best selling book Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas Blackmon. Well known film maker Samuel Pollard brings to life a new, little known type of slavery that took place from 1865 to 1945 after the Civil War ended. The documentary features interviews with author Douglas Blackmon and other historical scholars. Also included are historical reenactments and photographs of that time period.
Join us on Sunday, June 29th at the County Library in Westampton
The Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle programs, celebrating the 150th anniversary year of the Emancipation Proclamation, have been 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.