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. This event will be held online via Zoom. Registration required.
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
The Vote! is generously sponsored by Mass Humanities and is a statewide initiative to spark conversations around voting rights.
- Tuesday, September 15, 2020
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm