Words and Ideas

Passing the Torch—From Selma to Today

Lessons from Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement

Thursday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.

About the Program

Join former UN Ambassador Andrew Young, Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr., and Dr. Clarence B. Jones—three pivotal figures of the 1960s civil rights movement—along with James Perkins Jr., Selma’s first African American mayor, and moderator Jessie Kornberg, President and CEO of Bet Tzedek, as they reflect on how the Selma to Montgomery march and other key actions led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Then consider what strategies can transform racist and unjust public policy today. 

Presented in collaboration with The Gateway Educational Foundation.