Ward-Johnson Leads Winter Term Course on Civil Rights Movement
School of Communications professor Frances Ward-Johnson
recently led a group of 28 Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows
in a study of the American Civil Rights Movement during a
Winter Term course titled “Disarming Injustice:
Nonviolence and the Civil Rights Movement.” In
addition to classroom studies, the fellows also embarked on a
week long trip to study the people, places and events that
changed the nation.
On their tour, the Fellows traveled to Birmingham, Selma and
Montgomery, Ala., and then to Atlanta. They visited the
Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, the 16th Street Baptist
Church (sight of a bombing that killed four girls) and Kelly
Ingram Park (sight of Bull Connor’s violence against
children). They traveled to Selma and toured the Slavery and
Civil War Museum and the National Voting Rights Museum.
N.C. A&T State University political science professor Claude Barnes, who marched for civil rights in Greensboro during the 1960s and 1970s, also visited the class and spoke about his experiences as well as today’s new civil rights movement.
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