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Mike Butler

On March 18, Flagler College Assistant Professor Michael Butler will discuss the transformation of the Civil Rights movement following the signing of the 1964 legislation as part of the college’s Community Lecture Series.

March 4, 2014

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a monumental accomplishment for the civil rights movement, but it did not end the struggle for racial equality in the United States.

On March 18, Flagler College Assistant Professor Michael Butler will discuss the transformation of the movement in the decade following the signing of the 1964 legislation as part of the college’s Community Lecture Series.

In his lecture, “The Limits of Legislation: The Black Freedom Struggle After 1964,” Dr. Butler will discuss the cultural issues that continued to divide whites and blacks in the years after legal segregation ended and the unforeseen political and economic consequences on the local population into the twenty-first century.

Butler graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in History from Spring Hill College, a Jesuit college in Mobile, Alabama, where he was a President’s Scholar. He received both his Master’s and Doctorate in History from the University of Mississippi, where he specialized in 20th century Southern History with an emphasis on the Civil Rights movement.

The 2014 Community Lecture Series is titled “The Rights Revolution: Civil Rights, Human Rights and Beyond” and focuses on the past, present and future of civil rights.







Tickets to the lecture are $5 per person. Active military personnel may attend at no charge. Lectures begin at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College, 74 King St. The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception.

This year, thanks to VISIT FLORIDA’s Cultural Heritage and Nature Tourism Grant Program, Flagler College offers complimentary admission to the Flagler College Community Lecture Series for any St. Johns County tourism employee. Tourism employees interested in attending the lecture will need to present their employee name tag or ID at the lecture series registration table.





Reservations for the lecture series are required due to limited space. Call (904) 819-6282 for reservations or more information.


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