As part of the NEH Created Equal Film Series, The West Baton Rouge Museum
will present a documentary film discussion on “Slavery by Another Name” on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Noon.
Dr. Marianne Fisher-Giorlando, retired Criminal Justice Professor from Grambling State University and Education Committee Chair for the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Board and Attorney Angela A. Allen-Bell, Assistant Professor of Legal Writing and Analysis at Southern University Law Center will lead a panel discussion featuring clips from this outstanding documentary, which is narrated by Laurence Fishburne. The film challenges the assumption that slavery in the United States ended with the Emancipation Proclamation and tells how after slavery ended at the end of the Civil War, new systems of involuntary servitude took place. The panelists will also address issues of women convicts incarcerated under the same system of re-enslavement. This program is part of the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Women’s Week. The program is free and open to the public.
The Created Equal film program is made possible through a 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. Created Equal programs bring communities together to revisit our shared history and help bridge deep racial and cultural divides in American civic life. Visit www.neh.gov/created-equal
for more information.