The Modern Civil Rights Movement is a significant landmark in United States history. This movement was a struggle for human rights directly challenging the nation to extend its democratic principles to African Americans and all peoples. This course sheds light on the often overlooked strategic planning that supported the direction of the events and is told by a voice intimately involved in the organization of movement—Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. Topics include the history of the campaigns, the different coalitions and groups, philosophy and methods of nonviolent direct action, and the contemporary application of nonviolent conflict transformation. The course hosts several guest speakers, including Andrew Young, Reverend C.T. Vivian, Henry "Hank" Thomas, and Constance Curry.
Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the world's leading research universities. Its mission is to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.
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I have learnt so much and will be applying this to the change action empowerment in the UK. I appreciate this opportunity to learn at my own pace and appreciate the work undertaken in the past.
Among the very best courses led by the participants in the struggle for civil rights. Helped me to gain a better understanding of what has been gained (and lost) in our nation's story.
It was an amazing experience to learn with Dr LaFayette about nonviolence practices, methodologies and foundations in US history and considering a worldwide and human perspective.
Nice review of a very difficult time in our history which was favored by some courageous folks who worked and endured a lot to effect a better society.
a must do course for every global citizen. Its not just exploring an idea but its also about exploring you as a human being and your capabilities.
Every body black white green or polka dot should take this course, learn to come together non violently thank you all for the lessons I learned
Thank you for refreshing the history of a time when I witnessed so much change. I really enjoyed it.\n\nDanielle Rawls Carr- Atlanta, Georgia
Absolutely fascinating course - a privilege to have insights from one of the major lights of the civil rights movement
One of the best and most informative classes I have taken on Coursera. I highly recommend for everyone!
I usually don't like history but the way this is told capitvated me! Thank so much
Very enlightening about non-violence and how the civil rights movement worked.
One of the best courses I took on Coursera. Very informative and practical.