The Clayton State University Library, as part of its grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in a special initiative entitled Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle
, will be hosting a panel discussion on the film Slavery by Another Name
on Wednesday, Apr. 16.
The panel discussion, featuring two Clayton State University professors, a former Georgia state senator and a co-founder of the New Jim Crow Action Group – Atlanta Area, will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in room 101 of Clayton State’s Harry S. Downs Center. It is free and open to the public. The event will also feature discussions among the participants.
The Clayton State Library, which has been holding public screenings of Slavery by Another Name
for the past month, is taking part in Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle
through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures
initiative, and in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle
features four powerful documentary films that trace the struggle for civil rights in America, starting with the abolitionist movement and covering pivotal moments like the freedom rides, the legalization of interracial marriage and the end of convict leasing. Slavery by Another Name
covers the last-named topic and asks the provocative question, “How did the 13th
Amendment, which outlawed slavery, also serve to create `slavery by another name?’”
There will be four additional screenings of Slavery by Another Name
prior to the Apr. 16 panel discussion. Like the panel discussion, they are free and open to the public. They will be held on Thursday, Apr. 10 at noon, 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. in room 272 of Clayton State’s James M. Baker University Center. An additional public screening of Slavery by Another Name
will take place on Friday, Apr. 11 at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 230 Hwy 138 SW, Riverdale, Ga. The film can also be viewed in the Clayton State Library and online at http://createdequal.neh.gov/films/slavery-another-name.
The panel for Apr. 16 will feature Dr. Rafik Mohamed, chair of the Clayton State Department of Social Sciences and associate professor of Sociology, and Clayton State Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice and prominent local attorney Herbert Adams. An expert on Criminal Justice, Mohamed holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine and taught at the University of San Diego for more than 10 years. He is the co-author of the book “Dorm-Room Dealers: Drugs and the Privileges of Race and Class.” Adams has practiced law for more than 25 years and has litigated cases throughout Georgia, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech, SMU, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was the youngest person ever selected for the board of trustees at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and still serves as a trustee today.
Panelist Steen Miles is the former senator for the 43rd District of Georgia. She is a retired Emmy-award winning television news broadcaster (WXIA-TV) and award-winning (Georgia Press Association) columnist for the Champion Newspaper, DeKalb County's legal organ. She is the winner of numerous journalism and hundreds of civic awards. Senator Miles attended Ball State and Georgia State Universities. Panelist Sarah Walton, a co-founder of the New Jim Crow Action Group - Atlanta Area, received her law degree from New York University School of Law. She is a former professor of criminal justice and is co-author of the Maine Law Enforcement Officer's Manual.
For more information, go to: http://clayton.libguides.com/createdequal
and check out the Clayton State Library’s Created Equal
LibGuide for information on upcoming events.