IU Northwest First Year Experience

IU Northwest First Year Experience

Screening of "Slavery by Another Name"

Film Overview

It was a shocking reality that often went unacknowledged, then and now: A huge system of forced, unpaid labor, mostly affecting Southern black men, that lasted until World War II. Based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackmon, Slavery By Another Name tells the stories of men, charged with crimes like vagrancy, and often guilty of nothing, who were bought and sold, abused, and subject to sometimes deadly working conditions as unpaid convict labor. Interviews with the descendants of victims and perpetrators resonate with a modern audience. Christina Comer, who discovered how her family profited from the system, comments that “the story is important no matter how painful the reality is.”

 

NEH Grant funded film.

Start
Wednesday February 19, 2014 06:00 PM
End
Wednesday February 19, 2014 08:00 PM
Location
Savannah Center - Bergland Auditorium
Website
http://createdequal.neh.gov/
Contact Email
nwode@iun.edu
Cost
Free
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Co - sponsored by the Department of Minority Studies
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