The Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Film Series on “The Role of Law in American Society” continues at the Center on January 7th with showings of Slavery By Another Name at 6pm and 7:45pm. Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Screening in honor of Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Slavery By Another Name challenges one of our country’s most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. This documentary recounts how, in the years following the Civil War, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South, keeping hundreds of thousands of African Americans in bondage and trapping them in a brutal system that would persist until the onset of World War II.
Based on the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackmon. Slavery By Another Name spans eight decades, from 1865 to 1945, revealing the interlocking forces in both the South and the North that enabled this “neoslavery” to begin and persist. The film tells the forgotten stories of both the victims and the perpetrators of neoslavery and includes interviews with their descendants living today. The program also features interviews with Douglas Blackmon and leading scholars of this period.
The Riverside Community College District would like to thank the law firm of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore for their generous sponsorship of this series.