Cultural Awareness Night: Slavery by Another Name

You are invited to the screening of, Slavery by Another Name. Based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackmon. By 1865, despite the promise of the Emancipation Slavery By Another Name FlyerProclamation, the Thirteenth Amendment, and the Confederate defeat in the Civil War, many former slaves did not in reality experience “a new birth of freedom.” It is a shocking reality that often goes unacknowledged that a huge system of forced, unpaid labor, mostly affecting Southern black men became the new work force until World War II. In effect, the laws of Jim Crow “black codes” served to re-enslave African Americans which persist with our criminal justice system today.

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About nwchr

The Northwest Coalition for Human Rights (NWCHR) exists to facilitate connections and communication among organizations and individuals who are engaged in human rights and social justice work in the Northwest region of the United States, with special focus on the Inland Northwest. The coalition, inspired by Bill Wassmuth's former Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, will give strength to those working at the local level by allowing them to share resources, information, and ideas, as well as making them part of a larger support system. The University of Idaho Office of Human Rights, Access, and Inclusion (HRAI) in Moscow serves as the administrative home for the NWCHR, and the Coalition strives to build strong membership from throughout Idaho and eastern Washington, as well as from other parts of the Northwest region. All are welcome to join NWCHR and give their input.
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