MTSU professors will help moderate discussions surrounding films about black history during a series of upcoming events at Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center in Murfreesboro.
Free and open to the public, the four-part series is entitled “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.” The films will be shown at the cultural center, located at 415 S. Academy St. in Murfreesboro.
• “Freedom Riders” will be shown and discussed from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, with moderators Drs. Thomas Bynum and Louis Woods, assistant professors of history at MTSU, and Dr. Rip Patton, a historian and civil rights activist from Nashville.
• “The Abolitionists, Part I” will be shown and discussed from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, with Dr. Jackie Wade, professor of African-American studies at MTSU, as moderator.
• “Slavery By Another Name” will be shown and discussed from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, with the Rev. Jimmie Plummer, pastor at Allen Chapel Church in Murfreesboro, as moderator.
• “The Loving Story” will be shown and discussed from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9, with Dr. Jackie Wade, professor of African-American studies at MTSU, as moderator.
The series is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.