LCCC to present civil rights series

Laramie County Community College will kick off a free series called “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” on Wednesday, Feb. 12, with the screening of the movie “The Abolitionists.”

Mary Ludwig, LCCC history instructor and event coordinator, said a community conversation will follow to be led by Eric Davis, who teaches “History of the U.S. Civil War.” The movie documents America’s first civil rights struggle.

The event will begin a 7 p.m. in the Center for Conferences and Institutes, Room 130. Refreshments will be provided.

Four more events in the series will be held during March: screening of “Freedom Riders” on March 11; guest speaker Freedom Rider George Blevins on March 12; screening of “Slavery by Another Name” on March 25; and screening of “The Loving Story” on March 26.

The series 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 Lehman Institute of American History.

For more information, contact Mary Ludwig at 307-778-1200 or email at mludwig@lccc.wy.edu