USF celebrates Black History Month

The University of St. Francis will celebrate Black History Month with the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Festival presented by the LaVerne & Dorothy Brown Library.

The films focus on the Civil Rights movement and the groups that were discriminated against. The public is invited to the free films and following discussions. Films begin at 6 p.m. each Tuesday in room LG14 in the Brown Library at the university’s Joliet campus, 500 Wilcox St. Visit the Brown Library website at http://library.stfrancis.edu/ or contact spohrte@stfrancis.edu for more information.

The Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Festival is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

On Feb. 11, “Freedom Riders” will be shown and the following discussion will be facilitated by Shannon Pohrte Wenzel, Brown Library assistant director for Library Public Services.

On Feb. 18, “Slavery By Another Name” will be shown and the discussion will be facilitated by Yvonne Isom, assistant professor of Criminal and Social Justice.

On Feb. 25, “The Abolitionists” will be shown and the discussion will be facilitated by Shannon Pohrte Wenzel from the Brown Library.

The University of St. Francis in Joliet serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit www.stfrancis.edu.

 

Media Inquiries:
Nancy Pohlman, Executive Director of Community Relations
(815) 740-3379 | npohlman@stfrancis.edu