Hosted by ICRCM, the four-part series features civic leaders who have made significant contributions to the civil rights movement.
GREENSBORO, NC — A dynamic line-up of distinguished speakers will participate in the International Civil Rights Center and Museum’s Inaugural Speaker Series for Black History Month. The list of legendary civic leaders includes civil rights advocate and former U.N. included. President of the University from 2002 to 2007.
This four-part series features these legendary civic leaders who made significant contributions to the civil rights movement. John Swain, chief executive of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, says that through their experiences and first-hand accounts, communities will have a better understanding of the movement’s impact then and now.
The speaker series will begin on Tuesday, January 31, the day before the country celebrates the 63rd anniversary of the sit-in movement. On February 1, 1960, four of his students at A&T State University in North Carolina launched a non-violent protest for desegregation at his counter at FW Woolworth’s Ranch in Greensboro.
Rev. Al Sharpton focuses on his book. Justice Troublemakers: The Untold Story of America’s Social Justice MovementIt will be held at the Annie Marner Pfeiffer Chapel on the campus of Bennett College. It has served as a forum for civil rights dialogue.
On Wednesday, February 8th, the featured speaker will be former Ambassador Andrew Young, who will discuss the book. The Many Lives of Andrew Young, 6 p.m. in the Elliott University Center Auditorium at UNCG
On Wednesday, February 15, at 6 p.m., Dr. Johnnetta Cole, former Chancellor of Bennett College, will speak at Bennett’s Annie Marner Pfeiffer Chapel about her book Racism in American Public Life: A Call to Action. join the conversation.
To wrap up the speaker series, on Wednesday, February 22nd, Reverend James Lawson will be interviewed about his classic book. revolutionary non-violenceThe program will be held at 6:00 pm at the Dana Auditorium at Guildford College.
Tickets are available for $50 or $175 for the entire series. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Each of the four programs will also include book signings by associated authors at the Civil Rights Museum from 1:30 to 2:00 pm on the day of the scheduled event. There will also be an opportunity for questions from the news media from 2pm to 2:30pm. Additionally, each program is followed by an author signing session for the featured book.