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Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle at Arkansas Tech University: The Abolitionists

"Created Equal" is a film, lecture, and discussion series about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in U.S. history. The program provides opportunities for students, public, and scholars to discuss historical research and learning.


About this film

The Abolitionists

A small group of moral reformers in the 1830s launched one of the most ambitious social movements imaginable: the immediate emancipation of millions of African Americans held in bondage, at a time when slavery was one of the most powerful economic and political forces in the United States. Produced and directed by Rob Rapley. Sharon Grimberg, executive producer for American Experience, WGBH.  Learn more at the film website:

Dr. Jeff Pearson, Assistant Professor of History will led a discussion after the excerpts of the film have been shown.