Dr. Simmons and Rev. Johnson Talk Civil Rights and Nonviolence Living Forward Today (Video)
As a year of civil rights milestones draws to a close, The Civil Conversations Project explores the movement’s relevance for our time, including the competing philosophies it carried about how social change happens. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons was an original Black Power feminist and a leader of the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964. Now a professor at the University of Florida and a Sufi Muslim, her perspective has evolved over 50 years. Rev. Lucas Johnson is a young, 21st century embodiment of nonviolent resistance. He is a leader within the historic Fellowship of Reconciliation, working with young African-Americans, and with people from Congo to Palestine, to apply this mode of social change to hard, contemporary realities. Krista Tippett will lead them in a cross-generational conversation, mining their wisdom for our time.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 (7-9 pm ET)
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