The Modern Civil Rights Movement is a significant landmark in United States history. This movement was a struggle for human rights directly challenging the nation to extend its democratic principles to African Americans and all peoples. This course sheds light on the often overlooked strategic planning that supported the direction of the events and is told by a voice intimately involved in the organization of movement—Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. Topics include the history of the campaigns, the different coalitions and groups, philosophy and methods of nonviolent direct action, and the contemporary application of nonviolent conflict transformation. The course hosts several guest speakers, including Andrew Young, Reverend C.T. Vivian, Henry "Hank" Thomas, and Constance Curry.
From Freedom Rides to Ferguson: Narratives of Nonviolence in the American Civil Rights MovementEmory University
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TOP REVIEWS FROM FROM FREEDOM RIDES TO FERGUSON: NARRATIVES OF NONVIOLENCE IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Among the very best courses led by the participants in the struggle for civil rights. Helped me to gain a better understanding of what has been gained (and lost) in our nation's story.
Thank you for refreshing the history of a time when I witnessed so much change. I really enjoyed it.
Danielle Rawls Carr- Atlanta, Georgia
Nice review of a very difficult time in our history which was favored by some courageous folks who worked and endured a lot to effect a better society.
I have learned so much and will be applying this to the change action empowerment in the UK. I appreciate this opportunity to learn at my own pace and appreciate the work undertaken in the past.
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