The “Created Equal” film series will conclude with “Slavery by Another Name” on Wednesday, March 5, at Missouri Southern State University.
The documentary – which debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival – film focuses on new forms of forced labor that kept thousands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II.
There will be film clips and a discussion at noon in Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall. A screening of the full film and a discussion will be offered at 7 p.m. in Phelps Theatre, located in Billingsly Student Center.
The discussion will be led by Dr. Norton Wheeler, an associate professor at Missouri Southern who teaches courses in Asian history and in U.S. history, including African American history. He is currently engaged in research projects involving Frederick Douglass and George Washington Carver.
The program is free and open to the public.
The series was made possible through the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.