Yearlings Club Forum Series: White Allies of Civil Rights
Feb 19, 2023
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
|Where||Roots 101 African American Museum (124 N 1st St)|
|Contact Name||Clest Lanier|
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Join us for our Black History Month Program, an exhibit tour and panel discussion on White Allies of Civil Rights, hosted by the A&S Office for Diversity, Engagement, Culture & Climate.
The exhibit recognizes thirty-nine white Louisvillian who made significant contributions to the civil rights movement from 1950 to the present, focusing largely on the turbulent period in the 1960s when efforts on the national and local stage peaked.
A panel of family representatives of the White Allies featured in the exhibit discuss their relatives’ courageous decision to become an ally of one of Louisville’s most important historical events.
The panel will include: Mary Furlong Coomer, activist; Carla Wallace, community activist and daughter of Henry Wallace; Mike Ward, political consultant and son of Lukey Ward; and Bill Allison, attorney. The program will be moderated by Cate Fosl, associate professor and co-founder of the Anne Braden Institute.