Boyd Bosma, Thursdays 10 am - 12 noon
Cactus Room, February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28
Since the beginning, our country has considered itself a beacon of human and civil rights in the world, but the ideals of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution have not always applied to all of our people. Achieving the promises of the Bill of Rights and the ideals that made our nation great has required constant effort and sacrifice. Our generation took part in one of the most amazing and consequential social revolutions in our nation’s history. This course will review some of the key people and events that helped to change our nation, with emphasis on the civil rights movement of half a century ago and the achievements it helped bring about that changed all our lives. The course is led by a participant in many of the struggles of that time.