2/26/2014

Fort Scott discussion of The Abolitionists: Cancellation

Fort Scott National Historic Site News Release

Release Date: February 25, 2014
Contact: Bill Fischer, bill_fischer@nps.gov, (620) 223-0310
Fort Scott National Historic Site
Old Fort Boulevard
P.O. Box 918
Fort Scott, KS 66701
(620) 223-0310 phone
www.nps.gov


The March 1, 2014, Guided Discussion of The Abolitionists
PBS American Experience Program is Cancelled and Will Be Rescheduled


FORT SCOTT, KANSAS: Fort Scott National Historic Site and the Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site regret that the guided discussion of the highly acclaimed three-episode PBS American Experience film series, The Abolitionists, scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2014, is cancelled. An unavoidable conflict has arisen for our discussion leader which necessitates the cancellation. Notice will be provided as soon as the guided discussion is rescheduled.

The Abolitionists series is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle program. Four documentaries, spanning the 1830s to the 1960s, tell remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted American institutions, from slavery to segregation, in the hopes of improving their lives and the lives of others. The purpose of the NEH program is to encourage communities to revisit the history of civil rights in the United States and to reflect on the ideals of freedom and equality that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides in our civic life. Those who join in may find themselves outraged or inspired, but few can remain indifferent to the storylines of each documentary. What can be learned from these past struggles? What does it take to achieve real change? How can we connect our own lives and experiences with the heroic civil rights struggles of the past?

Fort Scott National Historic Site and the Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site truly regret any inconvenience caused by this cancellation but we look forward to your participation at a later date.

Fort Scott National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park Service. It is free to visit and is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., except some federal holidays.

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