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Celebrating the American Civil Rights Movement   

The American Civil Rights Movement profoundly changed this country through two decades of courageous non-violent protests and civil disobedience. The collective efforts of millions of citizens of all races dismantled a centuries-long system of White supremacy enforced through enslavement, Jim Crow laws, intimidation, and violence. This course will explore the highlights, key personalities and strategies of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama (Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham) and the resulting legislation that advanced equal access to public accommodations, voting, schools, and housing in the South and nationwide. It will also explore what changed and what remains to be done.

This course is offered on zoom.

 
Celebrating the American Civil Rights Movement
Instructor: Lorenzo Taylor MA
Course Date(s) & Time: 8/11/2023 - 8/25/2023, F, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time
Fee: $30.00
Location: ZOOM, Online, , CA  

The American Civil Rights Movement profoundly changed this country through two decades of courageous non-violent protests and civil disobedience. The collective efforts of millions of citizens of all races dismantled a centuries-long system of White supremacy enforced through enslavement, Jim Crow laws, intimidation, and violence. This course will explore the highlights, key personalities and strategies of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama (Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham) and the resulting legislation that advanced equal access to public accommodations, voting, schools, and housing in the South and nationwide. It will also explore what changed and what remains to be done. This course is offered on zoom.

Narrative Biography:
Lorenzo Taylor was born in Birmingham, Alabama and was a witness to the civil rights movement in that city in the Sixties. He has studied African American history and international affairs at the University of Michigan and Georgetown University. He worked for Walter Mondale while getting a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs at the Hubert Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. He is retired after a career in public health policy and intercultural exchange with the Federal Government. He has taught online courses in Civil Rights, Voting Rights and Black Poetry.

 

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