Libraries partner for movie, discussion

DeKALB – The DeKalb Public Library has partnered with the Northbrook Public Library and other libraries around Illinois to bring patrons a live, virtual Q&A session with the creators of the award-winning documentary “The Long Shadow” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24.

“The Long Shadow” follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today.

Causey and Producer Sally Holst passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories of how America – guided by the South’s powerful political influence – steadily, deliberately and at times secretly, established white privilege in our institutions, laws, culture and economy.

Patrons can view ”The Long Shadow” for free until Friday, Feb. 26, by visiting

Register for this event by visiting There are a limited number of seats available, although there will be a waitlist and the video of the program will be available. For more information or help registering, contact Britta at or 815-756-9568, ext. 2100.

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