By Any Means Necessary: African American Resistance to Injustice

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Host: Inman E. Page Library Guest Speaker: Dr. Mark Leslie & Mark Schleer
Date of Event: 9/28/2016 Time of Event: 6 PM
Registration Type: Free
Inman E. Page Library presents the Birth of A Nation Lecture Series. The series is in observance of the 185th Anniversary of Turner's Rebellion, as well as the United Nation's International Day for the Remembrance of The Slave Trade and its Abolition. We are proud to be featuring two faculty members from Lincoln University Missouri including Dr. Mark Leslie, Professor of History and Mark Schleer, University Archivist. Day 1# September 28th from 6 PM - 7 PM Presentation and discussion, Ft. Dr. Mark Leslie, Professor of History at Lincoln University Presentation: The Long History of the Black Freedom Struggle The year 2019 will mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of African slaves to Virginia. The institution spread in Britain’s North American empire and continued in the United States until slavery was destroyed by Constitutional amendment 246 years later. Despite slavery’s long history in North America, we are prone to assume that slavery and race had a static, unchanging past. In the popular imagination, it is often assumed that slavery looked in 1861 pretty much the same as it did in 1798 or 1619. Though race has made what seems to be an indelible stamp upon society, it was not inevitable that it would become such an enduring part of America. The institution of slavery and the racism that supported it were challenged and shaped in part by the resistance of slaves and free people of color throughout this long history of the black freedom struggle. In their resistance, these participants in the black freedom struggle still have something to teach us today. Day #2 September 29, 2016 from 4 PM to 5 PM Presentation and discussion, Ft. Mark Schleer, University Archivist, at Lincoln University Mark Schleer The Evolution of Civil Rights African Americans in the United States have a unique and rich history. They were enslaved for 400 years and had to fight receive Civil Rights to be considered citizens in the United States of America. From Denmark Vessey, Nat Turner, John Brown, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman were revolutionaries at the forefront of movements when it has dealt with racism and the civil liberties regarding people of color. Once these chains were broken, African American people were able to start mobilizing themselves in society - this is not to say that they were able to stop fighting for their rights which brings us to where we are today and how the Civil Right Movement and act got us to this point. Should we be further than we are? What is it going to take for everyone to understand that Black Lives Matter?

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712 Lee Drive  -  Room #100
Jefferson City, Missouri   65101

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