To commemorate the recent anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s march on Washington, the Moline Public Library will feature a film series and exhibit on the nation’s civil rights history. “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” will offer a series of documentary screenings, discussions and performances March 24 through April 30. The library also will host a national traveling exhibition, “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 to the March on Washington, 1963.”

In connection with this event, local scholars and performers will provide a variety of programs that highlight the milestones, prominent figures and themes of the Created Equal series. For more information, visit the Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., call 309-524-2470, or visit

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“Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” 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.

"Changing America" is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.