Sutton Coldfield

Foreign History

Place: United Reformed Church, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AA
Day: Weekly on Thursdays.
Time: 2.00 pm
Cost: £2
Speaker: Toby McLeod

Definitive meeting dates are displayed in the Monthly Programme.

Foreign History Group
Toby McLeod, our regular lecturer will be running a lecture programme via Zoom for ten weeks from 24 September.

The cost to U3A members will be £10 which should be paid to U3A by bank transfer to:

Account Name: Sutton Coldfield U 3 A

Bank : Lloyds TSB, Sutton Coldfield

Sort Code : 30-98-37

Account No.: 00997760

Ref: Toby FH

The sessions will be more or less an hour in length as it's not reasonable or healthy to keep students sat in front of their screens for any longer! Each week a link for the lecture will be forwarded to each registered and paid up student for them to click on ten minutes or so before the start of the session. Zoom will keep them in a waiting area and admit them when the talk starts. They will be muted during the talk but can open their mikes at the end if desired for a limited number of questions . They do not need to have their cameras on, in fact it's probably better if they don't! They should have the basic free version of Zoom installed on their PC, laptop or smartphone.

The subject for the lectures is as follows:

Civil rights in America from the Civil War to 1992

The question of civil rights in the United States poses a number of different problems for historians. Not only does it ask some fundamental moral and humanitarian questions, but it also has significant political, constitutional, and judicial impact on the development of civil society, and the way that the nation views itself and is viewed by others. This programme of ten lectures will take a thematic view of the struggle for equality and attempt to address some of the basic issues and controversies in their historical and social context.

The list of topics is indicated for guidance only and may vary according to student interest and the judgement of the lecturer.

Session 1: The Founding Fathers and civil rights

Session 2: Reconstruction

Session 3: The return of white supremacy

Session 4: Jim Crow

Session 5: Early black protest movements

Session 6: The impact of war in the Twentieth Century

Session 7: Civil rights in the Cold War era

Section 8: Civil rights and Native Americans

Session 9: Women and civil rights in the United States

Session 10: Trade union and minority rights in the United States

If anyone requires assistance regarding Zoom there is a link on the weekly mailing from Paul Stokes entitled 'How to Zoom - Some Advice'.

Anyone interested in participating who has not yet signed up can email me on c-little@tiscali.co.uk.

If you would like to learn more about this group, please send our organiser a message via the 'flying bird' icon at the top right hand side of this page (or at the foot of the page if viewing on a mobile device).

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