Changing America Chautauqua: Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Heberton Hall

Event Details

The main event featuring Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti as Harriet Tubman and Charles Everett Pace as Frederick Douglass starts at 6:30 p.m. but come at 6 p.m. for a preshow with music performed by the Hardtacks. 
 
The Created Equal film set and public programs have been made possible by 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.
 
“Changing America” examines the events leading up to the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and the March on Washington in 1963. Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. One hundred years separate them, yet they are linked in the larger story of a struggle for liberty which brought together different races, classes and ideologies and had a profound impact on the generations that followed.

Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963”is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and is part of NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” which brings four outstanding films on the civil rights movement to communities across the United States (see http://createdequal.neh.gov). “ Created Equal” encourages communities across the country to revisit and reflect on the long history of civil rights in America.

The Changing America traveling exhibition, which will visit the Keene Public Library during the summer of 2015, is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

For information about this book group  please contact Gail Zachariah at 352-0157.

Event Type(s): Special Events, Arts, Music, Dance, and Films
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors
Gail Zachariah
(603) 352-0157