1711 Lodge Dr, Janesville, WI 53545
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10 AM – 12 PM
Film viewing and discussion
Twin Cities Public Television (tpt) is producing SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME, a PBS project based upon the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackmon. SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME challenges one of America’s most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. The documentary tells a harrowing narrative of how in the South even as chattel slavery came to an end, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force – brutalizing and ultimately circumscribing the lives of hundreds of thousands of African Americans well into the 20th century.
Narrated by Laurence Fishburne
Produced and Directed by Sam Pollard
Executive Producer Catherine Allan
Co-Executive Producer Douglas A. Blackmon
Written by Sheila Curran Bernard
Based on the book “Slavery by Another Name” by Douglas A. Blackmon
Join the Janesville League of Women Voters on Saturday, January 20 to view and discuss the film, Slavery by Another Name, at Basics. Come get a beverage in the deli and join us for this free event!
The event starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at noon.