Date & Time
Saturday, November 3, 2-5pm
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Residents' Dining Hall
800 South Halsted Street
The documentary Slavery by Another Name challenges one of Americans' most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film recounts how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century.
For most Americans this is entirely new history. Slavery by Another Name gives voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features their descendants living today.
This screening is part of a series of events accompanying the Black/Inside exhibition that will run from October 23 to November 21 at UIC African American Cultural Center.
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