Screening of "Liberty & Slavery" with Panel Discussion on 9/28/17 (ends 9/28/17)
The documentary will be presented in the University Center Ballroom ....

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Screening of "Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America's Founding Fathers" with Reception and Panel Discussion

Where: University Center Ballroom
When: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Reception: 4:45 p.m.
Screening: 5:15 p.m.
Run-time: 80 minutes
Panelists:

  • A. Troy Thomas (Director)
  • Charles K. Campbell (Director)
  • Dr. Brian Hackett (Professor of Public History)
  • Dr. Debra Meyers (Professor of History, Religion and Women’s Studies)
  • Dr. Kristine Yohe (Professor of English/African American Literature)
  • Dr. Eric Jackson (Professor of History/ Director of the Black World Studies)

Parking: Free parking will be available in Kenton Garage

The Event

Film director A. Troy Thomas will be presenting his award-winning PBS documentary, "Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America's Founding Fathers" on Thursday, September 28th @ 4:45 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Also, film director Charles K. Campbell and some of the cast members will give a special preview of his upcoming film, "All OR Nothin'."

The reception will begin at 4:45 p.m. and the film screening at 5:15 p.m., with panel discussion afterwards.

Hitting at the Declaration of Independence's heart of Thomas Jefferson's phrase of "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal"... This powerful documentary features a bevy of nationally recognized field experts, which locally include Dr. Eric Jackson (Professor of History, Northern Kentucky University) and Carl Westmoreland (National Underground Railroad Freedom Center). These historians, authors, educators and museum curators have come together to help us better understand 18th Century culture and explore the paradox of those Founding Fathers who were responsible for being America's greatest champions of liberty — and its most heinous sins of slavery.

Our esteemed panelists are: A. Troy Thomas (Director), Charles K. Campbell (Director), Dr. Brian Hackett (Professor of Public History), Dr. Debra Meyers (Professor of History, Religion and Women's Studies), Dr. Kristine Yohe (Professor of English/African American Literature) and Dr. Eric Jackson (Professor of History/ Director of the Black World Studies).

This event is sponsored by the Department of History and Geography and the Black Studies Program, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Office for Inclusive Excellence, and Steely Library.

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