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Remembering the Civil Rights Movement with Those Who Were There

Event Type: Adult Programs
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 1/16/2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 Join us for a panel discussion of personal experiences from the Civil Rights Movement.

Professor De Witt S. Dykes, Jr. teaches African American history at Oakland University. He was appointed by the Governor of Michigan to serve as Vice-Chair of the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission.

John W. Hardy will recall his harrowing experiences as a voter registration trainer in Tylertown, Mississippi, assisting local black citizens with the voter registration process in the early 1960s. Mr. Hardy is a retired Detroit Public School Teacher, Professional Actor, Announcer, Narrator and Photographic Character Model.

Dorothy Aldridge served as the Director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the 1960s and 70s. She worked with Stokely Carmichael, Hubert “Rap” Brown, Mrs. Rosa Parks, Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer and Miss Ella Baker. Ms. Aldridge is currently an active board member of Michigan Coalition for Human Rights.

Honorable Michael Warren, Oakland County presiding Civil / Criminal Division Judge, will moderate the panel. He is the co-creator of Patriot Week, a grassroots effort to renew the spirit of America, celebrated annually.


Location: Meeting Room [Troy Public Library]
Status: Closed