The Long Shadow & Illinois Libraries

1) Stream the film on this link from Friday, February 19th – Friday, February 26th

2) Watch the Zoom Q&A with Director Frances Causey recorded on Wednesday, February 24th

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 screening window for the full film for this event has ended. Please enjoy the 15-min version of the film, and contact the filmmakers to learn more about hosting an event for your community or organization.

Watch the Zoom Q&A with Director Frances Causey recorded on Wednesday, February 24th!

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

  • Algonquin Area Public Library District
  • Arlington Heights Memorial Library 
  • Aurora Public Library
  • Chillicothe Public Library District 
  • Deerfield Public Library
  • DeKalb Public Library
  • Des Plaines Public Library 
  • Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District 
  • Flossmoor Public Library
  • Glencoe Public Library
  • Glenview Public Library
  • Harvey Public Library District
  • Highland Park Public Library 
  • Indian Prairie Public Library 
  • Lake Forest Library 
  • Lake Villa District Library
  • Lincolnwood Public Library 
  • Morton Grove Public Library
  • Mount Prospect Public Library 
  • Northbrook Public Library 
  • Prospect Heights Public Library District 
  • Schaumburg Township District Library
  • Skokie Public Library 
  • Three Rivers Public Library District
  • Vernon Area Public Library District
  • Warren-Newport Public Library 
  • Wauconda Area Library 
  • Wheaton Public Library 
  • Wilmette Public Library 
  • Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District

Special thanks to RAIN and TiBA for helping coordinate this event.

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