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January 17, 2017
5:00 PM
Fayetteville Public Library
401 West Mountain St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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Inspire 365: A Journey through the Black Experience

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Join the Fayetteville Public Library in January for Inspire 365: A Journey through the Black Experience.

Since the mid-19th century, Black Americans have sought to ensure their culture's history is understood, celebrated, and incorporated into the larger narrative of American history. Inspire 365: A Journey through the Black Experience serves the NWA community by continuing to build on the foundation of presenting and celebrating the legacy of Black Americans in America. Through introducing and discussing the historical concepts, Inspire 365 seeks to become a catalyst in motivating all people to recognize their power as leaders and use their gifts to impact society despite all barriers.

This 4-week program utilizes the biographies of important yet little known figures in the Black Experience to connect the audience to larger historical concepts and practices such as: double consciousness, segregation, integration, slavery and resistance.

January 10: The Peculiar Institution - The discussion will explore the beginnings of slavery, examine where America began to make distinctions, and look at resistance methods to bondage.

January 17:
Is Freedom Really Free? - The discussion will explore slavery and the Civil War, as well as post-Civil War challenges for Black Americans.

January 24:
The Problem of the 20th Century: The Color Line - The discussion will examine the beginnings of Jim Crow, Harlem Heaven, Double V, and the beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement.

January 31:
Black Lives Have Mattered and Always Will - The discussion will explore the the Civil Rights Movement, Black Power and it's legacy, and the current issues facing America.