Speaker discusses Montgomery bus boycott and more
The Michael J. Colligan History Project
welcomes History Professor Patricia A. Sullivan of
the University of South Carolina, March 20,
for a lecture titled, "The Montgomery Bus Boycott:
A Turning Point in the Civil Rights Movement?"
from the letters of Virginia Durr, a white civil rights
activist in Montgomery, the talk will explore a first-hand
account of the bus boycott, it's impact on Montgomery,
and on the broader movement for civil rights.
to Sullivan, "Virginia and her husband bailed
Rosa parks out of jail. Virginia is especially interesting
as a commentator on the boycott and the movement that
followed in its wake.
teaches African American History, Southern History,
History of the Civil Rights Movement and Modern U.S.
History. Currently she is writing a history of the
NAACP. Freedom Writer.
The lecture begins at 7:30pm in The Harry T. Wilks
Conference Center and is free and open to the public.
A reception will follow.