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Boston NAACP Presents "Slavery by Another Name"

  Boston NAACP

Boston NAACP
Sat Feb 2, 2013 10:00 am
Viewing & Discussion
"Slavery by Another Name"
Mall of Roxbury
Boston NAACP Office
330 Martin Luther King Blvd
Roxbury, MA

You are Invited

The Boston NAACP invites you to a viewing and discussion on the documentary “Slavery by Another Name.” Critically important for everyone to see, this well produced movie reveals that slavery in America didn’t end 150 years ago, after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. As Harper Barnes writes in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, “Slavery by Another Name is a formidably researched, powerfully written, wrenchingly detailed narrative of the mistreatment of millions of blacks in America, mistreatment that kept African-Americans in shackles of the body and mind long after slavery had officially ended.”

“The Boston NAACP strongly believes that every American benefits from an honest and more balanced view of history,” says Michael Curry, President of the Boston NAACP. “It allows us to put our triumphs, failures and struggles in the proper context, and to properly evaluate current challenges with race.”

Conversation on Mass Incarceration

Immediately following the viewing, Rev. George Walters Sleyon, Founder of the Center for Church and Prisons, will facilitate a conversation about the documentary and discuss the issue of Mass Incarceration. "The documentary opens the door to a long overdue conversation," says Rev. Walters. "You will get to participate in that conversation and gain more insight into a darker side of American history."

The viewing and discussion are FREE.

Slavery By Another Name Discussion


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Posted: February 1, 2013     Nancy J Conrad

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