Wednesday Lunch Talk - Marching on to Freedomland: Experiences in the Civil Rights Movement

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Noon - 1pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, Level 2, LeChase Hall

Howard Kirschenbaum, Warner School professor emeritus, was a college student in the 1960s when he became deeply involved in the civil rights movement.  He participated in the 1963 march on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream" speech; was jailed on a Freedom Ride in Maryland; participated and was jailed in the Mississippi Summer Project of 1964 when three of his co-workers were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan; and witnessed the start of the Selma, Alabama freedom marches of 1965.   

Through a combination of historic photographs and compelling stories, Kirschenbaum’s presentation recreates a volatile time in American history and the struggle of hundreds of thousands of Americans, black and white, young and old, north and south, to build a more just society.



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