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Kat Charron & Blake Kelley 

When: Thu., Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. 2011

A less-examined aspect of the era prior to the civil rights movement is explored in Blake Kelley's Right to Ride: Street Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy v. Ferguson and Kat Charron's Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark. Set at the height of Jim Crow, Right to Ride chronicles the protests against segregated rails that led to the notorious Plessy v. Ferguson decision in 1896, and the boycotting against streetcars in 25 Southern cities from 1900 to 1907. Freedom's Teacher, from UNC Press, tells the story of Septima Poinsette Clark, who developed a citizenship training program in the 1950s that helped thousands of African-Americans register to vote. —Zack Smith

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