The entire world is invited to attend the first ever Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) online film screening and discussion event, entitled A Republic Corrupted at Birth, on Thursday, February 28th, 2013 from 4:00-5:00PM. Participants can join in online by clicking here or by visiting the Moton Museum.
VFH Director of African American Programs, Leondra Burchall, will host this online screening of selections from PBS documentaries The Abolitionists and Freedom Riders. A discussion of the two films will then be led by a panel of experts: Moton Museum Director Lacy Ward, Jr. and historians Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander of Norfolk State University and Dr. Peter Wallenstein of Virginia Tech. The event also features an introductory video by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA).
A Republic Corrupted at Birth examines the American human rights struggle beginning in slavery and culminating with the 1960s civil rights movement. The online discussion and the platform used to host the screening, OVEE, provide a new opportunity of digital access to scholarship across the Commonwealth.