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Black Power in the City by the Sea

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Add to Calendar 21-01-2013 21-01-2013 15 Black Power in the City by the Sea Fairfield University professor Dr. Yohuru Williams explores the history of the Black Power Movement in Southern Connecticut with an emphasis on Fairfield County and the activists and supporters who helped to shape the struggle for Black equality in this region. From the Black Panther Party and the Puerto Rican Young Lords Party, to the surprising band of white allies who aided their causes, Professor Williams shares the history of this exciting period in American and Connecticut History.The lecture will be preceded by Connecticut filmmaker Karyl Evans' 9-minute documentary, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Connecticut.During the Civil Rights era, Dr. Martin Luther King visited a number of Connecticut towns including New Haven, Bridgeport and Middletown. His influence in the state during that turbulent time is recounted by the people who remember his substantial impact. http://www.nymetroparents.com/2015neweventinfo.cfm?id=124813 Fairfield Museum and History Center true DD/MM/YYYY
January 21, 2013
7pm
Fairfield Museum and History Center
Fairfield
Tween, Teen, Adult
$7

Description: Fairfield University professor Dr. Yohuru Williams explores the history of the Black Power Movement in Southern Connecticut with an emphasis on Fairfield County and the activists and supporters who helped to shape the struggle for Black equality in this region. From the Black Panther Party and the Puerto Rican Young Lords Party, to the surprising band of white allies who aided their causes, Professor Williams shares the history of this exciting period in American and Connecticut History.The lecture will be preceded by Connecticut filmmaker Karyl Evans' 9-minute documentary, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Connecticut.During the Civil Rights era, Dr. Martin Luther King visited a number of Connecticut towns including New Haven, Bridgeport and Middletown. His influence in the state during that turbulent time is recounted by the people who remember his substantial impact.

Address: 370 Beach Road
Fairfield , CT 06824
Phone: 203-259-1598
Website: fairfieldhistory.org

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