A reminder to join us on Wednesday, December 7th at 11.15 a.m. for STCC’s 7th Annual Rosa Parks Day Celebration. The event will be held in the space adjacent to the Amy H. Carberry Art Gallery (B28/First Floor).
Our guest speaker this year is former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. Ms. McKinney served as a member of the House of Representatives for six terms, the first African-American woman to have represented Georgia in the House. Last year, Ms. McKinney was awarded the Peace Through Conviction prize by the Munich American Peace Committee. Ms. McKinney is the daughter of civil-rights activist Billy McKinney, who is credited with integrating the Atlanta Police Department.
In 2005, STCC observed the 50th anniversary of Ms. Parks’ refusal to surrender her seat on a Montgomery city bus to a white passenger and has continued this annual event ever since. Ms. Parks’ arrest for disorderly conduct triggered a 381-day boycott of the bus system by African Americans, a protest organized by a 26-year old Baptist minister, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This boycott was one of the largest and most successful challenges to segregation and catapulted Dr. King to the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.
This event is free and open to the public. Faculty are encouraged to bring their classes.Time will be available on December 7th for questions and answers. For further information, contact Professor Nicholas Camerota at 413-896-5219.
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School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Springfield Technical Community College
One Armory Square, STE 1
P.O. Box 9000
Springfield, Massachusetts 01102-9000