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Black film and discussion series probes civil rights struggle

"Slavery By Another Name," written by University at Albany professor Sheila Curran Bernard, is one of four documentary films that will be screened at the Schenectady County Historical Society in February.
"Slavery By Another Name," written by University at Albany professor Sheila Curran Bernard, is one of four documentary films that will be screened at the Schenectady County Historical Society in February.
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Most people might balk at the prospect of turning a 400-page Pulitzer Prize-winning book into a 90-minute documentary film. Not Sheila Curran Bernard. An Emmy and Peabody Award winner in 1990 for her work on “Eyes on the Prize: America at the Crossroads,” Bernard feels right at home adapting the written word for the screen. Her most recent project, “Slavery by Another Name,” originally premiered on PBS stations across the country in February of 2012. ...


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