The Long Shadow & Illinois Libraries

A special screening event in recognition of Juneteenth

1) Stream the film on this link from Monday, June 21st – Monday, June 28th

2) Register for the Zoom Q&A with Director Frances Causey on Thursday, June 24th at  7:00pm CST

Frances Causey’s personal journey in exposing her own family’s history of slaveholding and how the institution of slavery continues to have an impact today is both brave and incredible.

– Yolanda Smith, Executive Director, NAACP Houston

Watch The Long Shadow 

The streaming window for the film will begin on Monday, June 21st. In the meantime, please enjoy the trailer.

Register for the Zoom Q&A with Director Frances Causey on Thursday, June 24th at  7:00pm CST!

Thank you to the following Illinois libraries for joining together to share this film and conversation event. 

  • Barrington Area Library
  • Batavia Public Library
  • Berwyn Public Library
  • Bloomington Public Library¬†
  • Brookfield Public Library
  • Clarendon Hills Public Library
  • Downers Grove Public Library
  • Evergreen Park Public Library
  • Forest Park Public Library
  • Indian Trails Public Library.
  • La Grange Public Library
  • Lake Bluff Public Library
  • New Lenox Public Library
  • Niles-Maine District Library
  • North Riverside Public Library
  • Oak Park Public Library.
  • Oregon Public Library
  • Park Forest Public Library
  • Plainfield Public Library
  • River Forest Public Library
  • South Holland Public Library
  • Sycamore Public Library
  • Thomas Ford Memorial Library
  • Tinley Park Public Library
  • Town & Country Public Library
  • White Oak Library District

If you represent an Illinois library and would like to participate in this event, please email the filmmaking team at

Special thanks to our Illinois partners RAIN and TiBA

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