Remembering The Civil Rights Struggles As Personal Story
It's not that George Floyd's death brought people to the streets, it brought people BACK to the streets. The civil rights that Black Americans and their allies marched for in the 50s and 60s and 70s have still not been fully realized in the 2020s.
Lorenzo Taylor remembers the earlier days; he grew up in segregated Birmingham, and he teaches a course at the Southern Oregon Chapter of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) called "Civil Rights: Birmingham to Black Lives Matter."
Signups for this class filled up, but we talk to Lorenzo about his experiences, and about other history offerings at OLLI.