Civil Rights, Then and Now
Mellon Room, Northeast Harbor Library, 1 Joy Road, Northeast Harbor.
This course will continue the discussion from the Fall 2018 class and explore other civil rights incidents not at all or not fully covered in prior courses (March on Washington, Birmingham Church bombing, James Meredith). The “Now” portion of the course will include Somalis in Maine, separation of children from parents in Native American families as late as 1978, and outspoken sports figures from Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick.
About the instructor
Nat Fenton is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Cornell University School of Law. The history behind this course has been a longtime interest of his, and it is one of the reasons he has taught Acadia Senior College classes on Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela.