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What Can the Civil Rights Movement Teach Today’s Activists?

Talking About Race—Civil Rights in the Trump Era: Lessons from History (March 22, 2017)

How can a thorough understanding of the African American–led freedom movement of the 1950s and ’60s inform a new sustaining civil rights movement to defend communities threatened by new federal and local policies?

At a recent talk co-presented with the University of Baltimore School of Public Affairs, historian Taylor Branch discussed what defenders of democracy from America’s past can teach today’s activists about resisting threats to open society.

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