The Clayton State University Library has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in a special initiative entitled Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle
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.
According to Erin Nagel, assessment & marketing librarian and coordinator for the ClaytonState’s participation in Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,
the kickoff for Clayton State’s program will take place during Black History Month and will focus on four remarkable depictions of various historic phases of the civil rights struggle. The four movies, which will become part of the Clayton State Library’s permanent collection, are; “The Abolitionists,” “Slavery by Another Name,” “The Loving Story,” and “Freedom Riders.” Clayton State’s kickoff event for Created Equal
is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in room 101 of the HarryS.DownsCenter. The two-hour long kickoff will feature a panel of ClaytonState scholars, discussions, and showing brief clips from the four movies.
“We hope that this programming will encourage participants to reflect on the lengthy, ongoing struggle for Civil Rights in America as well as explore the ever-evolving meanings of freedom and equality in this country,” says Dr. Gordon Baker, ClaytonState dean of Libraries.
Plans are in the works for Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle
to include at least four campus and community discussion events involving ClaytonState student organizations, faculty, staff and community organizations.