Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle 
What: "Slavery by Another Name" – Film Screenings

When:  February 4 & 11 @ 2:30 pm (Dole Institute of Politics)

              February 4 & 18 @ 7:00 pm (Freedom’s Frontier Heritage Area - Carnegie Library)

Where:  Dole Institute of Politics, University of Kansas

                 Freedom’s Frontier Heritage Area - Carnegie Library, Lawrence KS

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sponsors of this Event: Langston Hughes Center, National Endowment for the Humanities, Gilder Lerhman Institute of American History, Department of African & African American Studies, Dole Institute of Politics, and Freedom’s Frontier Heritage Area

About: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Created Equal project uses the power of documentary films to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America.

Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series

What: “Lest We Forget: An ethnographic journey through Angola State Penitentiary" – Daniel Evan Atkinson, University of Kansas

When:  Monday, February 10 @11:30 am - 1:00 pm (11:30 –12:00 social period and brownbag lunch)

Where:  Langston Hughes Center, Room 1, Bailey Hall (University of Kansas, Lawrence Campus)

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Amiri Baraka

What: “Remembering the Art, Politics, and Legacy of Amiri Baraka" – Tony Bolden, Darren Canady, William H. Harris, and Nicole Hodges Persley, University of Kansas

When: February 18 @ 7:00 pm

Where: Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union, University of Kansas

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

On November 3, 2009 Amiri Baraka delivered the Marwa Africana Lecture at the University of Kansas.  In honor of the poet, playwright, novelist, music critic, and political activist, the LHC and AAAS are posting the poetry reading portion of the lecture.

Watch the reading


Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle 

What: "Worse than Slavery: Race, Violence, and the Defining of the Nation in Post-Emancipation America" – Shawn Leigh Alexander, University of Kansas

When:  February 27 @ 7:30 pm

Where: Freedom’s Frontier Heritage Area - Carnegie Library, Lawrence KS

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC



Statement in Support of the Black Student Union

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Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series:
Amiri Baraka and the Congress of African People
Monday Dec. 7
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Langston Hughes Center
Bailey Hall, Room 1
Free and Open to the Public


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