Screening of Slavery By Another Name Feb. 24

Feb. 11, 2014 - by Katy Ward

Screening of Slavery By Another Name Feb. 24
MNU Film Series on Civil Rights in America

 
February 11, 2014
Screening of Slavery By Another Name Feb. 24

OLATHE, KAN, -- MidAmerica Nazarene University will hold a free screening of Slavery By Another Name followed by a scholarly discussion, Feb. 24, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Blue Hills Church of the Nazarene, 10306 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. The film will be shown in its entirety with discussion led by Dr. Naomi Lanney, author, educator and pastor. The event is part of MNU’s film series highlighting the history of civil rights in America to be shown in various Metro locations Jan. through April.

Slavery By Another Name is a PBS documentary film that spans eight decades, 1865 to 1945, tells the story of both the victims and perpetrators of neoslavery in the North and the South, as well as interviews with their descendants. This documentary also includes interviews with Douglas Blackmon and scholars of this period.

MNU’s film series is a part of Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Created Equal uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion surrounding 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. MNU is one of only 473 institutions across the country awarded a set of the films. NEH has partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to develop programmatic and support materials for the screening sites.

“This film shines a bright light on a very brutal and dark time in our nation’s history. After the end of the Civil War, and the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, many former slave owners used legal loopholes and technicalities to keep African-Americans in bondage through the shocking practices of forced labor and debt servitude. This gripping documentary includes moving interviews with current-day descendants of former victims and perpetrators,” said Project Director Bruce Flanders, Director, Mabee Library and Learning Commons.

The Created Equal film set is made possible through a major 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.

For more information about the event and the entire series, visit www.mnu.edu/created-equal, or call (913) 971-3485.

Dr. Naomi Lanney

Screening of Slavery By Another Name Feb. 24

Dr. Naomi Lanney is a wife, mother, grandmother, educator, published author and pastor. Dr. Lanney holds an EdS in secondary administration from University of Missouri - Kansas City and an EdD from the University of Missouri, Columbia.  Most recently she earned a certificate in Christian discipleship from Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo.

Dr. Lanney had a 30-plus year career as teacher, vice-principal and principal. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Nazarene Theological Seminary. She is the author of The Spirit of My Children about her experiences as a middle school principal. She also serves as an associate pastor at Blue Hills Church of the Nazarene. 

 

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