U-M Afroamerican Studies Lecturer Scott Ellsworth - Small Steps, Big Impact: How Four Forgotten College Students Changed America

02/03/2010 - 12:00
02/03/2010 - 1:30pm

The American Civil Rights Movement began dramatically with the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955-56. Remarkable as that was, however, it was not repeated in other Southern cities, and four years later segregation in the South seemed as entrenched as ever. Scott Ellsworth will explain how four unexceptional young men in a college dormitory in North Carolina then embarked on a course of action that would change racial politics in America forever.