The Vote! Radicals, Reformers, and Revolutionaries: Social Movements in the U.S.
Tina Cassidy discusses social movements, from the Progressive Era of the early 1900s, which spawned the suffrage and labor movements, the Civil Rights, anti-war and environmental movements of the '60s to today's Black Lives Matter struggle. We'll discuss protest as a force for change, whether social movements need both a Malcom X and a Martin Luther King to sustain their energy, and how protest and social movements are thriving (or being disrupted) in the age of social media.
Ms. Cassidy is Chief Marketing Officer of WGBH, writer on history, politics, and women, former journalist and author of the book Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote
This event is generously funded through a grant from the Mass Humanities and is part of a statewide initiative: The Vote: Exploring Voting Rights in America.
- Tuesday, September 15, 2020
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm