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Salem State University Civil Rights Workshop
Sat, March 25, 2017, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM EDT
The Civil Rights Movement: History and Current Challenges
Date: Saturday March 25, 2017
Location: Petrowski Room (second floor, Marsh Hall)
Led by Professor Brad Austin and other Salem State University faculty, this interactive workshop will cover key milestones in the history of the movement, explore important questions about its leadership and strategies, and provide critical skills to teach this history. The workshop will also touch on the legacy of the movement and the unfinished work of expanding the American democracy to people of all races, sexual orientations and religions.
Our guest speaker is Professor Emmett Price and he will present his talk, "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing". Professor Price is a renowned expert on African-American Music, culture, and religion. A musician himself, his talk will link contemporary African-American music, Hip Hop, and spirituality to the legacy of the civil rights movement. Professor Price appears regularly on local and national radio and TV shows. He is an ordained minister, currently teaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Participants in the workshop will also receive a free copy of the Facing History’s guide to the famed PBS documentary series, Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement 1955-1985. The series traces the origin of the movement, explores its members’ struggles and sacrifices, and highlights its success. This valuable guide accompanies each episode with historical background, analysis, and classroom-ready primary documents.
There is an opportunity to earn PDP's for attending this workshop. Please see instructors the day of the workshop for additional requirements.