Stand Against Racism Luncheon


YWCA Kankakee

Event Location

Kankakee Public Library, 4th Floor Auditorium
201 East Merchant Street

Kankakee, IL 60901
United States

Event Date/Time:

  1. Friday, April 29, 2022
    11:30am — 1:30am

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Luncheon and video “Slavery by Another Name.” 

The video is based upon the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas A. Blackmon.  From the video jacket…”narrated by Laurence Fishburne, is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions:  that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation.  The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South after the Civil War, new systems of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force and brutality.  The film documents how for more than 80 years, thousands of African Americans, 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 white masters.  Tolerated by both the North and  South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th Century.

Luncheon will be provided at no charge

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