Wilkes University

February

See the Documentary "Slavery by Another Name"

"Slavery by Another Name" tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South after the Civil War, new systems of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force and brutality. The film documents how, for more than 80 years, thousands of African Americans, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of white masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century. 

Brought to campus by the Wilkes-Barre NAACP and the Center for Global Education and Diversity, the documentary will screen on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. in UCOM 231, followed by a discussion with Diane Wenger, Associate Professor of History at Wilkes. 

For more information, contact Erica Acosta at Erica.acosta@wilkes.edu.

 


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