"Power and Protest: The Civil Rights Movement in Boston, 1960-1968"
A Public Symposium on Our Freedom Decade
Dates & Location:
3-4 November 2006
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (Directions)
Columbia Point, Boston (Free parking on-site)
Few Bostonians know anything about the hard-fought battles for equal rights in the American Revolution's “cradle of liberty.” Both popular and scholarly attention has focused on the 20th century struggle for equality in other areas of the country, ignoring Boston's civil rights history. “Power and Protest” will offer a new look at our Freedom Decade and how it shaped the Boston and America we live in today.
Join the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Museum of African American History in preserving for posterity the stories of those who made local history, but with national impact. Hear from James Breeden, Sarah Ann Shaw, Mel King, Virgil Wood, and Kenneth Guscott who fought for justice. Remember a pivotal era now largely forgotten. Listen to the testimony of those who helped establish racial equality in our city and in our nation.
1. Jim Crow Education in Boston: Spark of the Movement
2. Jim & June Crow Employment
3. The Churches and the Movement
4. African American Organizations, Students and the Movement
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