Civil Rights: A History

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Hosted in Chelmsford, MA 01863

About this event

Join us to mark Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 2021 with a discussion of “Civil Rights: A History,” a 4-part documentary that looks at the four stages of racism highlighted by Bryan Stevenson: slavery, lynching, segregation, and mass incarceration. The documentary tries to show how these stages underlie the racial problems that persist in our country to the present day.

The documentary episodes are being broadcast on Chelmsford TV on a rotating schedule, but they are all available at any time on YouTube. Please visit, where you can find links to the YouTube videos, additional information on the program, a list of references, and brief bio sketches on the series’ creators.

To get the most out of the discussion, viewing prior to the discussion is strongly recommended. In addition, please submit questions and comments to be answered and discussed during the program to [email protected].


Notes from the organizer: All events hosted in partnership with the PIC on the National Day of Service must comply with the following guidelines as well as the most up-to-date CDC and local health and safety guidance. Those guidelines could include indoor and outdoor gathering and capacity limits, social distancing, and travel restrictions. More guidance from the CDC can be found here ( If you have any questions or requests please email [email protected].

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