The Civil Rights Movement from the Ground Up

Julian Bond, Civil Rights Leader

Wednesday, December 5, 4:00 p.m.
Performing Arts & Humanities Building Theatre
Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Julian Bond, Civil Rights Leader and Former Chairman, NAACP
Andrew B. Lewis, Author of The Shadows of Youth: The Remarkable Journey of the Civil Rights Generation
Taylor Branch, Author and Historian
“The Civil Rights Movement from the  Ground Up”

Humanities Forum

Learn about the unsung young men and women who were at the forefront of the civil rights movement, in particular those in SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which grew out of the 1960 sit ins by African-American college students. Julian Bond, one of the founders of SNCC and later chairman of the NAACP, Andrew Lewis, the author of The Shadows of Youth: The Story of the Civil Rights Generation, and UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, who participated in the Birmingham Children’s March of 1963, will discuss the crucial–often underappreciated–role youth and college students played in the movement. Moderated by Taylor Branch.

This event is held in conjunction with For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights.  For more information about the exhibition and related programming, please click here.

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