The Modern Civil Rights Movement is a significant landmark in United States history. This movement was a struggle for human rights directly challenging the nation to extend its democratic principles to African Americans and all peoples. This course sheds light on the often overlooked strategic planning that supported the direction of the events and is told by a voice intimately involved in the organization of movement—Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. Topics include the history of the campaigns, the different coalitions and groups, philosophy and methods of nonviolent direct action, and the contemporary application of nonviolent conflict transformation. The course hosts several guest speakers, including Andrew Young, Reverend C.T. Vivian, Henry "Hank" Thomas, and Constance Curry.
From Freedom Rides to Ferguson: Narratives of Nonviolence in the American Civil Rights MovementEmory University
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Movements & Campaigns
Organizations of the Civil Rights Movement
Nonviolent Philosophies & Tactics
Organizational & Social Change
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TOP REVIEWS FROM FROM FREEDOM RIDES TO FERGUSON: NARRATIVES OF NONVIOLENCE IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
This was a great course. I enjoyed hearing Mr Layfayette speak and share history . I understand my role in being instrumental for social change
The use of interviews is very effective in this course. The content is so relevant to apply today in the U.S. socially, politically, and in business. I only wish I had learned more about this earlier.
An abundance of first hand experiences and information from the individuals that actual fought the battles during the Civil Rights Movement.
Very interesting first-hand interviews. Dr. Lafayette's insights on nonviolence as a strategy and agape as a way of life were enlightening.
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