Movies @ the Library
Film and Discussion with Lonnie Braxton: Freedom Riders
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle
Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is an 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. New London Maritime Society’s program at Public Library of New London is one of 473 institutions across the country awarded a set of films chronicling the history of the Civil Rights Movement.
This film offers an inside look at a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights struggle, when a brave band of activists challenged segregation in the Deep South.
Discussion leader: Lonnie Braxton
Duration: 90 min
Event is free and open to the public.