Civil Rights Movement -Then and Now

The Four Freedoms Coalition, Berkshire Community College and the Berkshire Branch of the NAACP are hosting a very important event this coming Wednesday, April 24 from 2-6PM at BCC, 1350 West St. in Pittsfield. The event is FREE & OPEN to all and we encourage you to come and go at any time and for any part of the program (exact schedule below or in facebook event).

See a presentation by Don and Merry Lathrop about their trip to the March on Washington and MLK’s “I have a dream” speech in 1963. You can listen to BCC student Carly Holmes about her experience traveling to the Civil Rights Movement Sites in the South. In the Human Library, you get to listen to and have a conversation with a “living book”, members of our Berkshire community. Be there when Associates Professor Whitney Battle-Baptiste speaks truth to power and join the Amphitheatre Naming Ceremony with College President Ellen Kennedy and songs by Sarah Lee Guthrie, while we honor the work and legacy of Don and Merry Lathrop. We will close out the day with powerful songs of the Civil Rights Movement with Wanda Houston and Paul Green.

If you are a person with a disability and need accommodations, please contact Toni Buckley at (413) 236-3075 by Monday, April 22nd. Snacks will be provided.

See updated info and RSVP in the Facebook event.The Four Freedoms Coalition, Berkshire Community College, and NAACP Berkshire County Chapter, are jointly sponsoring this program

Hourly Schedule

2:00 PM -
Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s
Don & Merry Lathrop
2:45 PM -
the Road to Civil Rights
BCC Student Carly Holmes
3:15 PM -
The Human Library
4:30 PM -
Whitney Battle-Baptiste
5 PM -
Amphitheatre Ceremony
BCC President Ellen Kennedy & Sarah Lee Guthrie
5:30 PM -
Songs of the Civil Rights Movement
Wanda Houston & Paul Green


Apr 24 2019


02:00 PM - 06:00 PM




Berkshire Community College
Berkshire Community College Pittsfield MA United States 01201
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