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The Abolitionists: Film & Conversation Series

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The Abolitionists: Created Equal Film and Conversation Series

The Historical Society of Rockland County (HSRC) is proud to partner with other cultural and history organizations for a unique series of documentaries and discussion forums centered on the Civil Rights themes explored in the films.

The Created Equal series opens in September - October with showings of the critically acclaimed three-part PBS documentary The Abolitionists (180 minutes), followed by an evening of Program & Conversation:

- September 27, 2013 - Film Showing at Finkelstein Memorial Library – 1-4:00 PM - 3rd Floor Fielding Room

- September 30, 2013 - Continuous Showing at Rockland Community College - 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM - Student Union Room 3217

- October 4, 2013 - Film Showing at Finkelstein Memorial Library - 1:00 - 4:00 PM - 3rd Floor Fielding Room

- October 17, 2013 - Program & Conversation at Rockland Community College - 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Student Union Room 3214

All of the programming is free to the public. Viewing of the film is not required for participation in the Program & Conversation on October 17.

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is 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. the African American Historical Society of Rockland County is one of 473 institutions across the country awarded a set of the powerful documentaries, which also includes Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story.

Community Partners and co-sponsors of the initiative include Rockland Community College (RCC), VCS Inc., St. Thomas Aquinas College, the Jamaican Civic and Cultural Association of Rockland (JAMCCAR), Spring Valley NAACP, the CEJJES Institute, the Anti-Racist Alliance, Rivertown Film,  Nyack NAACP, Naomi’s Program of Excellence (NPE), Holocaust Museum and Study Center, the Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-Purpose Center, Chiku Awali African Dance, Arts and Culture, the Historical Society of Rockland County (HSRC), SUNY New Paltz, Nyack College, Konbit Neg Lakay, Dominican College, the Center for Safety and Change (formerly Rockland Family Shelter), and the National Pan Hellenic Council of Rockland County.

For more information about The Abolotionists and the Created Equal series, contact Wylene Branton Wood, President, African American Historical Society of Rockland County, 845-362-2126 or



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