Created Equal Film Screening: "The Butler"

Created Equal Film Screening: "The Butler"

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to view and discuss "The Butler." As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents over three decades as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam War and other major events affect this man's life family and American society. Lee Daniels directed a cast which includes Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Mariah Carey, Forest Whitaker and Cuba Gooding, Jr.

This film, the last of three feature films, is part of the grant-funded "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" series of film screenings, lectures and discussion forums which continues through March 29.

This series is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures Initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm


Second Floor - Veterans Room