The National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, has announced the launch of the special initiative, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. The project brings together four nationally acclaimed films that connect the stories of the long civil rights movement to spark public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in U.S. Libraries and organization are invited to apply for $1,200 grants that foster community conversations about the meaning of freedoms and equality in U.S. history. Each of the 500 sites chosen will receive a film set containing the films The Abolitionists,Slavery By Another Name, The Loving Story and Freedom Riders, as catalyst for public programming.
Detailed information and the application form are available at www.gilderlehrman.org/