Civil Rights & the Preamble
with Yohuru Williams
Friday, March 19, 2021 • Friday, March 26, 2021 • Friday, March 2, 2021
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
The language in the preamble to the United States Constitution helps us understand the evolution of American democracy and offers a blueprint for a future expansion of civil rights.
This is a three-session master class. In the first two sessions, teachers learn from the master. In the third, participants have a rare and valuable opportunity to exchange ideas with other brilliant teachers. Participants are assigned a small amount of homework to prepare for each session.
Yohuru Williams is distinguished University Chair and Professor of History and founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He is an acclaimed activist and scholar who is presently finishing a book entitled In the Shadow of the Whipping Post: Lynching, Capital Punishment, and Jim Crow Justice in Delaware, 1865-1965.