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History: US Civil Rights Movement – What Do We Get Wrong About The US Civil Rights Movement? And Why Does This Matter? – University Tutorial With Dr Nicholas Grant From University of East Anglia

24th May 2023 @ 11:15 - 12:00

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In this live interactive History tutorial, we will be joined by Dr Nicholas Grant, Associate Professor of United States History at University of East Anglia, who will explore the US Civil Rights Movement, asking What do we get wrong about the US civil rights movement? And why does this matter?’

This session will interrogate common myths relating to the history of Black protest in the US. Specifically, it will emphasise how historians have recently questioned the chronology, geography, character and meaning of the civil rights movement. It will also push students to think about how and why these histories matter today – and how they might speak to contemporary movements for racial justice.

The full context/introduction to this live and interactive discussion is provided in a Headliner recorded resource below which offers insights into the key academic research and debate related to this fascinating topic. This recording can be watched as a class activity or independently in preparation for the discussion.


The session aims to deepen students’ understanding of the topic whilst enabling them to access and experience a live online university tutorial.

Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Nicholas Grant


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom, or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but access to the Headliner recording will continue to be accessible.


Suitable for: Key Stage 5, and equivalent, students studying or with an interest in studying History and related subjects. Teachers and members of school staff, as always, are welcome too and participants can join as individuals from school/college or home, or as a group from school/college.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students are asked to watch the Headliner recording and consider some of the key issues.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:

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24th May 2023
11:15 - 12:00
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