jul 9

Mad Men, the Twist, and Cold War Politics in Kansas, 1962: Civil Rights Protest

Lawrence Arts Center

Civil Rights Protest
Tuesday, July 9 | 6 to 7:30 pm
Panelists discuss Civil Rights Era Lawrence.

Moderator: Randal Maurice Jelks, Associate Professor of American Studies, and
African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas.
With Special Guests:
GRETCHEN EICK, Professor of History at Friends University.
CLARENCE LANG, Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies at The University of Kansas, and a former Langston Hughes Visiting Professor.
BILL TUTTLE, Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of Kansas.
Guest panelists examine the landmark 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education outlawing segregation in public schools transformed the landscape of civil rights in the United States. Panelists will outline the civil rights protests of the 1960’s in Kansas and how the state fit into the civil rights movement unfolding across the nation.
Questions for Discussion:
How did Kansas change after the 1954 Brown vs. Board decision? What civil rights protests were in the national spotlight in 1962?
What were the Civil Rights protests going on in Kansas and how did these fit into the national discussion of civil rights at the time?

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