Are you interested in free film sets and grants to develop public programming in your community around Civil Rights history?

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Endowment for the Humanities has developed Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. Up to 500 communities across the nation may be selected for participation. Check out Created Equal and apply by May 1, 2013.

Selected libraries, museums, historical societies, and other nonprofit cultural organizations will each receive: an award of up to $1,200 to support public programming exploring the themes of the Created Equal project and a packaged set of NEH-funded films on Civil Rights history, accompanied by programming resources to guide public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in U.S. history.

The Created Equal film set was developed through a partnership of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The films featured in the set are The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, The Loving Story, and Freedom Riders.

Applications are open to: museums and historical societies; humanities councils; public, academic, and community college libraries; and nonprofit community organizations. For more information about the guidelines for application and the terms of the grants, visit http://www.gilderlehrman.org/createdequal.