The civil rights movement, often called the “Second Reconstruction,” has taken its place in high school history textbooks alongside the American Revolution, Civil War, and New Deal. In this session, we will look at a watershed moment for the movement - the battle against southern Democratic Party political segregation launched by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party at the 1964 nominating convention. We will examine the perspectives of many different actors involved, including Bayard Rustin, Ella Baker, and Martin Luther King Jr., in an attempt to understand the varying perspectives of people across the movement.
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If you haven't been to a Night School in the past, Night Schools are monthly discussion groups meant to provide a casual setting where we can consider issues related to socialist history, theory, and strategy.
Night Schools are not "schools" in the traditional sense. There are no fees, grades, or prior readings, and all are welcome regardless of previous experience. Join us, whether you're new to DSA or an expert Marxologist!
Night Schools are free and open to all, regardless of previous experience. There are no assigned readings.
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