MURFREESBORO — 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.
Organizers asked that attendees call in advance to reserve seating. Contact the center at 615-867-2633 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.