Join Hampton University history professor Robert Watson for “The Future of the Civil Rights Movement,” the third and final in a series of “Civic Dialogues” soliciting public input on the past, present and future of the Civil Rights Movement in Hampton Roads, on Monday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
“The pressing issue here cuts two ways,” said Watson. “First, community input will help spell out how the movement can be sustained through actions for positive social change, what strategies can be adopted from the past for the future, and what sort of education and outreach is needed to engage the next generation.
Second, the audience will be challenged to answer how the civil rights movement can be sustained through memory work and cultural transmission.”
Tying together action and memory, Professor Watson’s facilitation will chart movement potentials to avoid movement pitfalls.
This program series is funded in part by a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
The Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old Hampton Lane in Downtown Hampton. There is free parking in the garage across the street from the museum. For more information call 757/727-1102, visit HamptonHistoryMuseum.org, or Facebook.com/HamptonHistoryMuseum.