Spring 2012 lecture lineup: Freedom riders, PATCO and Eleanor

The Center for History and Social Change has announced the Spring 2012 lineup for its long-running Historical Perspectives Lecture Series. Visiting speakers are:

Wednesday, Feb. 15, Freedom Rider Hank Thomas — A video and discussion will focus on the 1961 civil-disobedience movement that sent busloads of blacks and whites into the Deep South to challenge Jim Crow segregation. The program begins at 5 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union.

Monday, March 5, Georgetown University Prof. Joseph McCartin — McCartin will speak on his new book, Collision Course: Ronald Regan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America, at 2:15 p.m. in the Christie Theatre.

Monday, March 26: George Washington University Prof. Allida Black — The author of Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Postwar Liberalism will speak on “Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights” at 2:15 p.m. in the Christie Theatre.

For more on this spring’s series, its sponsorship and history, consult our news release.


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