The speaker series provided an opportunity for people who are currently contributing to the civil right movement in St. Louis to engage with UMSL students on the discussion or race and activism. These civil rights leader answered questions on race to the students and the speakers had an opportunity to develop a connection to the university.
Civil Rights Speaker Series
The Pierre Laclede Honors College invited five speakers to engage the honors students on a discussion on race and the importance of activism in the past and present. The speaker series served to compliment the book, Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis, which served as the common read book for the university freshmen.
recurring: Each speaker was scheduled for a specific day and the students had an opportunity to sign up for more than one person if there was space.
Civil Rights Speakers series