Becoming American: Promise and Prejudice

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Program Type: Movie
Age Group: Adults

Program description

Join us for a six-part documentary film and discussion series on our immigration experience.

 “Promise and Prejudice,” explores the tension – historic and current – between Americans’ acceptance of immigrants, including the celebration of their own immigrant heritage, versus the periodic backlash prompted by concern about the economic and cultural effects of newcomer.

This month's film is Welcome to Shelbyville.

For an introduction of this program's topic please read this introductory essay.


Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost. Special accommodations may be requested using our Accommodation Request Form up to 15 days prior to the event.