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2014 Flagler College Community Lecture Series

As the nation reflects on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Flagler College Community Lecture Series will feature scholars and historians who will address the philosophy and history of civil disobedience; the political, sociological and economic impact of civil rights legislation; the current state of human rights in the nation and world; as well as how the struggle for equal rights continues to evolve.

To prepare for each lecture, review the list of suggested reading under each lecture synopsis link.

Spring 2014 Speakers

January 14, 2014

Dr. Brenda Kauffman
"Civil Disobedience Theory and its Role in History"

Lecture Synopsis
Read Dr. Kauffman's Bio
Watch Dr. Kauffman

February 18, 2014

Dr. Thomas Graham
Headwaiter Frank P. Thompson - "Race Pride Man"

Lecture Synopsis
Watch Dr. Graham


March 18, 2014

Dr. Mike Butler
"The Limits of Legislation: The Black Freedom Struggle After 1964"

Lecture Synopsis
Read Dr. Butler's Bio 
Watch Dr. Butler

April 22, 2014

Dr. Felix Livingston
"Economic Freedom and Civil Rights"

Lecture Synopsis
Read Dr. Livingston's Bio
Watch Dr. Livingston


Tickets and Event Information

Tickets are $5 per person for a single lecture, or $15 for four lectures. Active military personnel may attend at no charge. Lectures begin at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College, 74 King St. Reservations are required, but space is limited. The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception.

Call (904) 819-6282 for reservations or more information.

About the Community Lecture Series

The Flagler College Community Lecture Series was established in 2007 to expose the St. Augustine community to select topics from local experts and Flagler faculty. Previous topics covered:

  • Examining Religion and Culture
  • Environment
  • Global Perspectives
  • Intriguing Careers
  • Music
  • The Hotel Ponce de Leon: From Architectural Marvel to Higher Education

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Past Community Lecture Series

Fall 2012 - Reconstruction & Gild: Wealth, Inovation, & the Pursuit of Status in Late 19th Century America

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