The films, part of the “Created Equal: Amercia’s Civil Rights Struggle,” will air at the Detroit Historical Museum. Admission is free to Wayne County residents.
“Slavery by Another Name,” at 1 p.m. March 8 and 9, focuses on unpaid labor by Southern black men in pre-World War II America and “Freedom Riders,” at 1 p.m. April 12 and 13, examines the stories of men and women who braved serious injury and death during the 1950s and ’60s.
The series concludes with “The Loving Story,” at 1 p.m. May 10 and 11. It’s about a Virginia couple’s challenge of that state’s marriage laws in the late 1950s.
All films include discussions after the screenings moderated by scholars or those who lived through the times shown in the movies.
Visit detroithistorical.org to learn more.