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Films and Discussion –The Abolitionists

Films and Discussion –The Abolitionists

The Abolitionists


DATE: September 27, 2013

CONTACT: Maralin Roffino

845 -574-4244


Films and Discussion –The Abolitionists
free and open to the public

Ramapo- Rockland Community College is participating in a film and discussion series from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. In partnership with the African American Historical Society of Rockland County, Finkelstein Library and other community partners, RCC will screen the 180 minute film The Abolitionists, on September 30, with a discussion program to follow on October 17. The film and conversation are independent events, one need not view the film in order to attend the discussion. Developed as part of the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle series, these programs were created by the National Endowment for the Humanities to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative.



September 30, 2013
Rockland Community College (9:00 am–9:00 pm continuous screenings)
Student Union - Room 3217

October 4, 2013
Finkelstein Memorial Library (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
3rd Floor Fielding Room

Program and Conversation:
October 17, 2013
Rockland Community College (7:00 - 8:30 pm)
Student Union  - Room 3214


About the film:
The Abolitionists is a  critically acclaimed PBS documentary. It tells the story of Angelina Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown, Harriet Tubman, and several others of the small group of moral reformers who, in the 1830s, launched one of the most ambitious social movements imaginable. Their goals was the immediate emancipation of the millions of African Americans held in bondage at a time when slavery was one of the most powerful economic and political forces in the United States. Other films in the series are Slavery by Another Name, The Loving Story, and Freedom Riders.




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