Summary: Remarks by Lieutenant Governor Joseph Garcia will kick off a four-part film series at Colorado State University-Pueblo made possible by a grant to the University Library by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
The NEH Created Equal project uses the power of documentary films to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America. The four films that are part of this project (The Loving Story, Jan. 23; The Abolitionists, Feb. 20; Freedom Riders, April 3; and Slavery by Another Name, April 17, all at 7 p.m. in LARC 109
) tell the remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo, from slavery to segregation. Created Equal is part of the Bridging Cultures initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, produced in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. More information on the project may be found at http://createdequal.neh.gov/
Lt. Governor Garcia will discuss the Loving v. Virginia case depicted in the first film, The Loving Story, beginning at 7 p.m. on Jan. 16 in Hoag Recital Hall. A 17-minute excerpt from the 77-minute film will be shown at the beginning of the Jan. 16 event. The film will be shown in its entirety at 7 p.m. on January 23 in Library and Academic Resources Center 109.