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Register for "Race and Civil Rights: The Debate over Violence and Nonviolence"

January 29, 2022, 8:45 AM ET - 10:50 AM ET | Hosted by: Teaching American History (Held Online)

This seminar uses reflections by black Americans on how they might achieve full racial justice in America. They raise critical questions that African Americans asked themselves and the nation in the post-Civil War era through the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. For example: What does justice mean in U.S. racial relations? How might it best be achieved? Should appeals to justice remain peaceful and lawful or can they legitimately employ extralegal or violent measures? Expectations for seminar participants include having a video camera, and microphone and keeping the camera on for the discussion. Reading the materials provided and preparing comments and questions to contribute to the discussion.


Teaching American History
"It gave me a better understanding of the Founders’ views. They saw that restricting religious liberty is not only wrong; it leads to animosity within society. This year, I will begin both my government class and my class on “Law and Modern Society” with George Washington’s Letter to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport." — Sean B.