The U.S. Civil Rights Trail offers a vivid glimpse into the story of Black America's fight for freedom. From witnessing eye-opening landmarks to celebrating triumph over adversity, experience a tangible piece of history with Deborah Douglas, award-winning journalist and author of the Moon U.S. Civil Rights Trail: A Traveler's Guide to the People Places and Events that Made the Movement. Get to know the voices, stories, music and flavors that shape and celebrate Black America both then and now through Douglas' valuable perspective, knowledge and experience. Journey through history, understand struggles past and present, and get inspired to create a better future with Moon U.S. Civil Rights Trail.
Deborah D. Douglas is the Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University and a senior leader with The OpEd Project, leading fellowships and programs that include the University of Texas at Austin, Dartmouth College, Columbia University, Urgent Action Fund in South Africa and Kenya, and Youth Narrating Our World (YNOW). Douglas is an award-winning journalist, 2019 Studs Terkel awardee and the founding managing editor of MLK50: Justice Through Journalism.
This program will take place online on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a link to the Zoom webinar at least one hour in advance of the program. If the event is full, or if you prefer, you can watch the event live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.