History Lunch Break: Ella Baker- Six Decades in the Making As the Sit-in Movement that was launched in Greensboro expanded, Ella Baker of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference invited student leaders to gather at Shaw University on an April weekend in 1960. There, she would help those students organize the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Dr. Lea E. Williams, author of We Who Believe in Freedom: The Life and Times of Ella Baker, joins us to talk about Baker’s life and legacy as a civil rights leader. This free ZOOM program will take place on Friday, March 19, 12 -12:30 p.m. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/3d8eutxc

“Fitting It All Together” Participate in a two-day seminar/discussion by the International Civil Rights Center and Museum (ICRCM)’s upcoming program, “Fitting it All Together: The Consolidated American Constitution of the Three Foundings” / This virtual seminar is on Saturday, March 20, 2 – 3:30 p.m and Monday, March 22, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., with the first day focusing on the presentation and questions, and the second focused on a structured, yet open-ended discussion. Professor Will Harris of the University of Pennsylvania Principal Scholar, as well a Principal Scholar at the ICRCM, will present and discuss.

“The United States is the product of three stages of Constitutional Founding – in 1776, 1787, and 1868. These reflect significantly different models of the well-ordered human community: “Republican”, “Federalist”, and “Citizen-Association.” We can designate these as the Three Paradigms of the American Constitutional Order. Each has essential implications for the country as a “Civil Rights Regime,” where Good Government, Just Polity, and Full Citizenship might still come together coherently to make an enlightened nation… “

There needs to be a fourth stage, where the three previous stages of creation are composed into a consolidated form that we may not have seen before…” Register at: https://tinyurl.com/t754efcp

Contact: John Swaine, ICRCM at 336-274-9199 or email ([email protected]).

“She Took Justice” with Gloria Browne-Marshall / In celebration of Women’s History Month, the National Civil Rights Museum presents a virtual talk featuring author Gloria J. Browne-Marshall to discuss her new book, “She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, and Power 1619-1969.” The author tells true stories of The Black Woman’s fight against racist laws from America’s colonial period to the Civil Rights Movement. This program is on Tuesday, March 23, from 6 – 7 p.m. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/nmcfpwae