Slavery by Another Name tells the stories of men, charged with crimes like vagrancy, and often guilty of nothing, who were bought and sold, abused, and subjected to sometimes deadly working conditions as unpaid convict labor. It was a shocking reality that often went unacknowledged, then and now: a huge system of forced labor, mostly affecting Southern black men, that lasted until World War II.
Slavery by Another Name will be screened Tuesday, March 11, from 6-9 p.m. at Market Street Cinema followed by a community discussion led by UALR History Department professor James Ross, Ph.D.
RSVP NOW to see Slavery by Another Name and the other films featured in the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Series.
The Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle film series 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 and presented by the UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture.