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Millicent E. Brown — Another Sojourner Looking for Truth: My Journey from Civil Rights to Black Power and Beyond - with James Counts Early — at The Wharf

Location 610 Water St SW Washington, DC 20024
Date Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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Millicent E. Brown's family home in Charleston, South Carolina was a hub of civil rights activity, and her experiences as an activist have spanned years and extended far beyond her native state. In her insightful memoir, "Another Sojourner Looking for Truth," Brown reflects on her search for freedom in a nation deeply entrenched in white supremacist beliefs and overt violence against people of color. Brown's story is one of courage, resilience, and a lifelong dedication to the civil rights struggle. As the named plaintiff in the federal court case that forced the initial desegregation of public schools in South Carolina in 1963, she gained intimate knowledge of the fight for racial justice. Her memoir delves into the fears, doubts, and challenges she faced as a teenager expected to "represent the race" and combat negative stereotypes of African Americans. Readers will gain valuable perspectives on the interpersonal aspects of white backlash to civil rights progress and the strategic machinations within the movement. Brown's words will inform, inspire, and challenge everyone to better understand the civil rights struggle and confront its ongoing challenges. Millicent E. Brown is a retired associate professor of history from Claflin University, with a long history of community advocacy and expertise in social justice initiatives. She will be in conversation with James Counts Early, a renowned expert in cultural heritage and public service. This event promises to be a thought-provoking and enlightening exploration of Brown's remarkable journey, offering attendees a unique opportunity to engage with a true trailblazer in the fight for racial equality. Whether you are a student, scholar, or simply someone interested in the civil rights movement, this event is not to be missed. Join us on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 7:00 pm at The Wharf in Washington, DC for an evening of insight, inspiration, and a deeper understanding of the ongoing struggle for justice.

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