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CBU celebrates 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

RIVERSIDE (Feb. 19, 2014)--California Baptist University will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation by hosting the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle documentary film series. The documentaries are being presented with the support of a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

“Each film in the Created Equal series highlights both the intentional and unintentional bravery of civil rights activists from a variety of backgrounds,” said Dr. Kenya A. Davis-Hayes, associate professor of American history and coordinator of the series. “As the community views these films over the course of 2014, I pray we are inspired to be as bold in our search for a better society as the people highlighted in the documentaries.”

The first film in the series is PBS’ “The Abolitionists” on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the CBU Art Gallery, 3737 Main Street in Riverside. It will be followed by a panel discussion by noted CBU scholars: Dr. Amy Stumpf, associate professor of society and religion, and Dr. Daniel Skubik, professor of law, ethics and humanities.

Other documentaries that will be shown during 2014 include “Slavery by Another Name,” “The Loving Story” and “Freedom Riders.”

For more information and to register for the Feb. 20 event, click here or contact Dr. Kenya Davis-Hayes at kdavis@calbaptist.edu.