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Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle

The UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) has joined with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to participate in a special project called Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.

The Created Equal program uses documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history. 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. RSVP NOW.


Film Schedule

The Abolitionists · Saturday, Feb. 22 · 1-6 p.m.  ·  Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

Slavery by Another Name  · Tuesday, March 11  · 6-9 p.m. Market Street Cinema

The Loving Story  · Tuesday, Oct. 21 · 6-8 p.m.  ·  Ron Robinson Theater

Freedom Riders  · Tuesday, Nov. 18 · 4-8 p.m.  ·  UALR Stella Boyle-Smith Concert Hall


CAHC will offer a series of free screenings and discussion forums beginning in 2014 centered around the films. CAHC is partnering with the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center to introduce each documentary illustrating the history of civil rights in America and guide public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in U.S. history. Each community discussion will be led by professors from the UALR Department of History. Each film tells remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions, from slavery to segregation.  This series strives to bring communities together to revisit our shared history and help bridge deep racial and cultural divides in American civic life. The Created Equal film set is made possible through a major grant from NEH as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.