This evening’s panel discussion will look at the education programme of the Civil Rights movement and what can be learnt from it in today’s climate. We will be joined by Civil Rights Veteran Mark Levy, who worked with the Freedom Schools movement which sought to train and motivate individuals to be active in the Civil Rights Movement. Also by Louisa Adjoa Parker, a local poet and researcher who has done lots of work on Black History in Dorset.

This evening will give the opportunity to discuss such questions as:

  • What did the civil rights’ movement achieve in light of more recent events in America?
  • What makes a successful campaign today?
  • What can we learn from history?
  • The extent of and experiences of racism today and how it does and doesn’t differ from the past?