Film on political prisoners set for Feb. 20
NORWAY — The 90-minute documentary, “Slavery by Another Name,” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Fare Share Commons, 443 Main St.
The story is about how a system of involuntary servitude affecting freed slaves and their children prevailed in the U.S. South for 80 years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.
The result was thousands of early deaths and immense suffering.
The film is based on a book of the same name authored by journalist Douglas Blackmon.
The film, “Free Angela and all Political Prisoners,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20.
A Communist and Black Panther, Angela Davis’ high profile activism is riveting, but no less so than her trial in 1972 on a murder conspiracy charge.
The documentary provides a glimpse into a culture of resistance that dominated the era.
Her faculty appointment at the University of California Santa Cruz is that of “distinguished professor.” She is a scholar in the areas of women’s studies and the prison-industrial complex.
Discussion and refreshments will follow each film.
For more information on these presentations, call Tom Whitney at 743-2183.