The Long Civil Rights Movement | Newberry

The Long Civil Rights Movement

Thursday, February 1, 2018

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Newberry

Dr. Heath Carter, Valparaiso University
Full. Waitlist only.
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

The Civil Rights Movement is strongly associated with the 1950s and 1960s, when heroic figures such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., came on to the world stage. But in recent years some historians have argued that those decades are best understood in the context of a much longer black freedom struggle, which extends from Emancipation to Barack Obama and beyond. In this seminar we will revisit these debates, focusing on how best to think about and teach the history of the African American fight for civil rights in the modern United States.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 6, 2017. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.