April Activities Focus on the 1960s

Dr. Nishani Frazier
Dr. Nishani Frazier


Dr. Nishani Frazier, historian and faculty member at Ohio’s Miami University, is the keynote speaker for “The Sixties and the Struggle: Battles Fought and Lessons Learned.”  


Dr. Frazier’s lecture is scheduled for Monday, April 7, 2014, 11 a.m., in Cleveland State University’s Main Classroom Auditorium.  


A reception and book signing will follow the lecture in the African American Cultural Center, which is located in room 137 of the Main Classroom Building.  Both events are free and open to the public.


Other April 2014 activities include in-class discussions for students in Dr. Regennia N. Williams’ African American history courses, a panel presentation, and screenings of “1964,” “Brother Outsider,” and footage from “Praying Grounds” oral history interviews that highlight the role of institutions and individuals in Cleveland in the larger struggle for civil rights and human dignity. 


As the title suggests, participants in this series are invited to read and discuss selected primary and secondary sources related to the Modern Civil Rights Era, including the following:


“The Ballot or the Bullet” Speech (1964) by Malcolm X / El Hajj Malik El Shabazz​


The “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” Speech (1968) by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



The “Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam” Speech (1967) by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.




Walking with the Wind, the award-winning memoir by Congressman John Lewis.


For more information, please contact Dr. Regennia N. Williams at (216) 523-7182 or r.williams@csuohio.edu.




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