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Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Black Voting Rights
January 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
You are invited to join the League of Women Voters of Broome and Tioga Counties, SUNY Broome Civic Engagement and Rachel Murat, 2020 NYS Teacher of the Year, for a Harvard Case Management Study on Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Black Voting Rights.
This free event is scheduled for:
Date: Sunday, January 29
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Union Presbyterian Church, 200 East Main Street, Endicott
Register for this exciting program! You must register by Thursday, January 26.
Upon registration, you will be sent reading material that must be completed prior to the event. A link to attend virtually will be provided for those who cannot attend in person. This event will not be recorded.
Description of the case: The MLK Case Discussion traces the long history of black disenfranchisement and racial segregation in the U.S. from the Reconstruction Era to the 1960’s. It describes the various strategies employed by civil rights activists, with a special emphasis on the civil disobedience protests of the modern Civil Rights Movement, and culminates in MLK’s decision of whether to lead protesters across Pettus Bridge on the famous protest march starting in Selma, Alabama on March 9, 1965.
Submitted by: Carla Michalak, Civic Engagement Coordinator