Racial Justice Project Presents Documentary “The Long Shadow”

Join the Racial Justice Project for an important movie and discussion, Sunday, June 23 at UUCUC in Fellowship Hall. Doors open at 1:30 and movie runs 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm.  There will be a discussion after the 84 minute film. UUCUC is at 309 W Green, Urbana. “The Long Shadow” is a documentary about the lasting effects of slavery and white supremacy in our democracy.

“The Long Shadow” is not your normal white washed history of America and the legacy of slavery, but an upfront challenge to white privilege in the United States by those who have directly benefited from it, two Southern born and bred white women.

“If you want to know the true hidden history of the evil that slavery cast over America, and how it continues to this day, you must watch this movie.” Thom Hartmann, The Thom Hartmann Program

​From New Orleans to Virginia, Mississippi and Canada, Causey and Holst travel the roads of oppression, suppression, and even hope to reveal the connections of slavery and strong-arm Southern politics to the current racial strife in America. “The Long Shadow” is a disturbing story about the lingering human cost of ignorance, intolerance and inaction in the US, casting a long shadow over our national identity and imperfect democracy.

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RENJTepMW-4

For more information see the Facebook event or announcement on the UUCUC site.