Since the 1960s, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood has entertained millions of viewers, both young and old alike, with themes of equality, peace, and self-respect. Join us to celebrate this groundbreaking show and its creator, Fred Rogers, as we screen the film Won’t You Be My Neighbor.
This incredible documentary about Fred’s life by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, will connect with generations who grew up hearing the timeless message “you are special.” We look forward to sharing this heartwarming film with you and yours!
Free and open to all. RSVP recommended.
This series is named in honor of Reverend Powell, who served on the Virginia Historical Society board for many years and who was instrumental in the development of relevant and accessible programming. He presided over the historic Gillfield Baptist Church, founded in 1788, for thirty-six years.
Created Equal is hosted by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in partnership with the Richmond Peace Education Center and supported in part by Diversity Richmond’s VHS Guy Kinman Research Award.
The 2018 Created Equal Film Series is presented by Bon Secours.