with Dr. Yohuru Williams, Fairfield University
Monday, January 21 7pm
Members: $5; Non-members: $8
Fairfield University Professor Dr. Yohuru Williams explores the history of the Black Power Movement in Southern Connecticut with a particular emphasis on Fairfield County and the intriguing band of activists and supporters who helped to shape the struggle for Black equality in this region. From the Black Panther Party, and the Puerto Rican Young Lords Party, to the surprising band of white allies who aided their causes, Professor Williams engages the fascinating history of this exciting period in American and Connecticut History.
The lecture will be preceded by Connecticut filmmaker Karyl Evans’ short documentary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Connecticut
During the Civil Rights era, Dr. Martin Luther King visited a number of Connecticut towns including New Haven, Bridgeport and Middletown. His influence in the state during that turbulent time is recounted by the people who remember his substantial impact (9 minutes)
Producer/Director/Writer/Editor Karyl Evans created this documentary for the Connecticut Public Television