Few people, however, know the personal stories of the people who were the movement. Discover their stories, collected over many years of travel across the south.
Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream. Many know these basic facts about the American Civil Rights Movement. Some know a bit about the movement and its campaigns. Few people, however, know the personal stories of the people who were the movement, the people who made it happen, and the places where they stood strong. Pam and Charlie from our Zepp Center (with some help from their friends) will share the stories collected over 20 years of travel across the south studying the movement and meeting the people who lived it. Stories of Amelia Boynton Robinson, John Lewis, Viola Liuzzo, Bernard LaFayette, Dorothy Cotton, J.L. Chestnut, and more will bring the movement alive for you, and give you new insight into the foot soldiers - and leaders - of the movement, and why these stories are relevant today.