The Uncivil Civil War: Films Beyond the Battlefields in February


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The films of the Civil War are rich in the conflicts between the slave South and the abolitionist North. 

February 19, 4:00pm: Freedom Roadmv5bmti4ndiymte4n15bml5banbnxkftztcwodkwotgxmq-_v1_ux182_cr00182268_al_Jan Kadar’s Freedom Road (1979) captures the rare moment in South Carolina when Reconstruction created opportunities for free blacks to run for public office, own land, and even from protective alliances with poor white sharecroppers for mutual economic gain and self-protection. 

th-2February 26, 4:00pm: Slavery by Another Name   Samuel D. Pollard’s Slavery by Another Name (2012) documents how debt peonage or involuntary servitude took the place of slavery for as many of 80,000 African-Americans in the South after the Civil War — 9,000 of whom died in captivity.