A Conversation Worth Having: Septima Clark
“If a conversation is hard, it’s probably one worth having.”
Join us for A Conversation Worth Having: a part of our Civil Rights & Social Change Collection.
Every Wednesday night at 7pm CST we screen a virtual collection of talks, podcasts, films and documentaries designed to educate, enlighten, and encourage empathy surrounding the struggles and hardships facing the African-American community. March is Women’s History Month, and our lineup includes five women who have defied odds and devoted their lives to helping the less fortunate.
Septima Poinsette Clark was an African American educator and civil rights activist, referred to by Martin Luther King, Jr. as the “Mother of the Movement.” Clark developed the literacy and citizenship workshops that played an important role in the drive for voting rights and civil rights for African Americans in the Civil Rights Movement. Clark’s work was commonly under-appreciated by Southern male activists. Her position in the Civil Rights Movement was one that claimed “knowledge could empower marginalized groups in ways that formal legal equality couldn’t.”
On Wednesday, March 17, our program includes documentary shorts on Septima Clark and the Highlander Folk School, a living history interview with Clark from 1976, and a previously recorded interview with Katherine Mellen Charron, author of “Freedom’s Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark.”
You can join us for this conversation from anywhere with an internet connection, as this is a virtual event: https://app.kosmi.io/room/s76t3n
We hope you’ll join us for a chance to learn every Wednesday this March:
Wednesday, March 3: Harriet Tubman
Wednesday, March 10: Mary McLeod Bethune
Wednesday, March 17: Septima Clark
Wednesday, March 24: Dovey Roundtree
Wednesday, March 31: Angela Davis
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