Past Event

Civil Rights Women

A Road Scholar program by Barbara Zeitz

This presentation is a close examination of women and civil rights through the lens of the law and court cases. Included for discussion is the Dred Scott case (1857), Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), and Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954), with special attention paid to the four independent cases combined with, and represented by, the more famous Brown case. Further material will be presented on women’s active roles in the Civil Rights Movement up to and during the 1960s and includes such celebrated women as Ida B. Wells, Pauli Murray, Rosa Parks, Jo Ann Robinson, and Fannie Lou Hamer.

For more information contact Joy Mathiessen or Eileen Prendergast, 847.391.5399.