The AbolitionistsWinona State University-Rochester and Rochester Community and Technical College will host Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, a four-part series of documentaries, every Wednesday in February.

Created Equal is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that uses short film clips to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history.  Each film tells 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.

WSU-R and RCTC are among 473 institutions across the country selected to host these films.  The program schedule is as follows:

Discussions led by scholars from both institutions will follow the film showings. In addition, NEH has partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to develop programmatic and support materials for the sites hosting the film series. Visit www.createdequal.neh.gov for more information.

There is no cost for participation but registration is required. Register online at winona.augusoft.net and search by course name or keywords: Created Equal. For more information contact Jade Grabau at (507) 535-3976 or cjgrabau@winona.edu.

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