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News Release 174

Contact: Gena Terlizzi, 573-751-1010
                
gena.terlizzi@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 22, 2014 Volume 42-14-174 

Film screening and discussion hosted by Lincoln University and "Museum after Hours" Oct. 1

Jefferson City, Mo. - The public is invited to view the film “Slavery by Another Name,” and participate in a discussion led by Dr. Debra Greene of Lincoln University on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The program will be presented from 6-9 p.m. at the T.D. Pawley Theater at Lincoln University.

The screening and discussion is a part of the ongoing series, “Museum after Hours,” held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Missouri State Museum. While the program is being held off site, the Museum galleries will remain open until 9 p.m.

The event is one of a series of screenings and discussions centered around four documentaries on the Lincoln University campus. Screenings are part of the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Created Equal film set is made possible through a major grant from the NEH, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Screenings of the two remaining films will be held Nov. 5 and Dec. 3. The Missouri State Museum is one of 473 institutions across the country awarded a set of four films chronicling the history of the civil rights movement. The powerful documentaries, “The Abolitionists”, “Slavery by Another Name”, “Freedom Riders”, and “The Loving Story”,include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to achieve equal rights for all.

The Missouri State Museum, which is part of the Missouri state park system, is located on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol. For more information, contact the museum at 573-751-2854. For information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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