Columbia Journalism School

Slavery By Another Name

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Invites you to a special event

“Slavery By Another Name”
Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion


Journalist and author of Pulitzer-winning “Slavery By Another Name

Director, “Slavery By Another Name” documentary

Writer, “Slavery By Another Name” documentary

Hosted by

Profs. June Cross and Bill Grueskin

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
World Room, 3rd Floor

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
2950 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York City

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Event will begin with a screening of the documentary, followed by a discussion
with Messrs. Blackmon and Pollard and Ms. Bernard on the evolution of this story, from a series
of newspaper articles, to a prize-winning book, to a riveting documentary.

Light refreshments will be served after the panel.
Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sponsored by the Sevellon Brown fund.

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Douglas Blackmon is author of a Wall Street Journal series and then a book titled “Slavery by Another Name,” and co-executive producer of the documentary film. His reporting brought to light one of the most tragic chapters in post-bellum America – the virtual enslavement of thousands of African-Americans, enabled by police, businesspeople and the judiciary of several Southern states. His book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2009.

Samuel Pollard is a professor at NYU’s Tisch School who directed the PBS documentary based on the book. Mr. Pollard has won a host of awards, including Emmys and Peabodys, as well as a George Polk Award. He previously edited several of Spike Lee’s films, including “Mo’ Better Blues” and “When the Levees Broke,” and was producer of “Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads.”

Sheila Curran Bernard is an Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker whose credits include “Eyes on the Prize II,” “I’ll Make Me a World” and “School.” She is the author of the books “Documentary Storytelling” and, with Kenn Rabin, “Archival Storytelling.” She holds a joint appointment in history and documentary studies at the University at Albany, SUNY.



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