Acadia Senior College

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Civil Rights: The Other Half

Nathaniel Fenton

Online Zoom class
In 2020 America celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. This class will celebrate what a female student in my last civil rights class called “the other half” of the civil rights story. So we will leave the stories of MLK, Abernathy, Lewis and Korematsu and focus on the stories of the heroines of the civil rights movement, those named Freeman, Tubman, Wells, Paul, Roosevelt, Murray, Perkins, Parks, Johns, Hamer, Baker and others. Would the civil rights advances of the past 240 years have happened without their leadership and sacrifices? Let’s find out together.

The Spring 2020 presentations on Zoom were a teaser (and for me a teaching lesson) for this course and some of that material may be included in the Fall 2020 course.
About the instructor

Nat Fenton began his education in Bar Harbor, followed by prep school at St. Mark’s School, college at Bowdoin, and law school at Cornell University.  Nat has taught courses on Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln, the America's Cup, and most recently on Civil Rights.

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