Activists of the Past: What Have We Learned? The Civil Rights Movement

MAR 20, 2017 | 6:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1201: Elebash Recital Hall


March 20, 2017: 6:30 PM


Free; Reservations Required


Public Programs



Reservations are full; this event will be LIVE-STREAMED.

What can the struggles of an earlier generation of activists teach us? Noted television journalist Carol Jenkins hosts a panel of legendary civil rights leaders to discuss how their daring grassroots activism in the 1960s helped shape modern America — and how it can serve as an example for activist movements today. Guests include Ruby Sales, who was a key figure in the Alabama “Freedom Summer” voter registration drive, and Reverend Herbert Daughtry, who played an instrumental role in the struggle for school desegregation — both of whom have since spent decades working for social justice. Clarence Taylor, a historian of civil rights and professor of history at the Graduate Center and Baruch College, provides commentary.
Part of the series “The First 100 Days.” Presented with the Ph.D. Program in History and the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC).