“Inspiring, Achieving, and Celebrating Inclusion”

The Civil Rights Movement

Saturday, December 30, 2017
(9:00am to 12:00pm)

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(Led by award-winning historian, educator, and speaker,  Dr. Matthew C. Whitaker)
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“Inspiring, Achieving, and Celebrating Inclusion”
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By Diamond Strategies

Please join us for our next Culture Quest on December 30, 2017.  The topic will be The Civil Rights MovementAs our nation continues to grapple with civil rights and social justice, it is right and necessary to pause and allow our history to contextualize and illuminate our way forward.  This Quest will explore the African American struggle for civil and human rights in America from the end of World War II (1946) though the early 1970s

We will focus primarily on key figures, organizations, strategies, tactics, and events.  Major Supreme Court cases will be discussed, the nature and result of desegregation, the rise of Black Power and Black elected officials, and the “conservative” and “liberal” responses to racial and gendered discrimination, as well as their legacies.  We will end with reflections on the Phoenician movement and the influence of Black popular culture on the efforts of Black people to secure and give meaning to freedom.  Overall, the Quest underscores change, conflict, and the dismantling of social, economic, and political structures of racial oppression in the U.S. between 1946 and the early 1970s.

Anyone interested in leveraging the indispensable power of Black history and life, particularly aspiring and established leaders, on behalf of transformational change, will not want to miss this opportunity.

Previous and Future Quest Dates and Themes:

9/2          Pre-Colonial Africa
9/16        The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
9/30        American Slavery
10/14      Emancipation and Reconstruction
10/28      The Rise of Jim Crow
11/18      Black America and the “New Deal”
12/2       The Harlem Renaissance
12/16     Black America and World War II
12/30     The Civil Rights Movement
1/13       Black Millennial America

Diamond Strategies enables individuals and organizations to expand their horizons, and enhance their diversity and inclusion efforts, with timely, dynamic, solutions-based learning, in a C-Suite setting. Designed for professionals and non-traditional learners who wish to remain culturally competent and up-to-speed without enrolling in college courses, Culture Quests are your opportunity to learn from top professionals and practitioners in an intimate, comfortable, and convenient setting. Our Quests facilitate appreciation for diversity, promote mutual respect, energizes participants, and advances civic participation and nimble leadership.

Feature image: iStock; Second image courtesy of Matthew C. Whitaker; third photo courtesy of Dogwoof; fourth, blackhistoryalbum.tumblr.com.

Questions? Contact Diamond Strategies