“The Civil Rights Movement from the Ground Up” (12/5)

On Wednesday, December 5 at 4:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts & Humanities Building Theatre, the Humanities forum will present “The Civil Rights Movement from the Ground Up,” a panel discussion with panelists:

  • Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Julian Bond, civil rights activist and former chairman, NAACP
  • Andrew B. Lewis, author of ”The Shadows of Youth: The Remarkable Journey of the Civil Rights Generation”

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.

This event is oresented in conjunction with the UMBC Center for Art Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) exhibit:  “For All the World to See:  Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights,” 15 Nov. 2012 to 10 March 2013.