Nicholas Brown

Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela, Jesse Jackson, John Lewis. There is a good chance you know at least one of these people. But do you know names such as A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin, Jo Ann Robinson, Milton Webster, Whitney Young Jr., or E.D. Nixon? These people, as is the case with so many others, are forgotten in the freedom struggle (Civil Rights Movement).

This class will explore (and debate) why certain narratives and people are mostly forgotten in our current social memory and analyze what these people did in the Civil Rights Movement.

The course will cover the modern Civil Rights Movement (circa 1920-1970).