White Allies, Then and Now

White Allies, Then and Now


racial healing

White people have been a part of every movement for liberation, from the Underground Railroad , to the Civil Rights Movement, to the formation of the United Farm Workers Union, to Black Lives Matter and beyond, yet their stories are often overlooked.  Join us as current white Center members share the stories of white allies in history and how those stories inspire them to take action today.  A facilitated dialogue will follow the presentation.

“I had hoped that the white moderate would see this need. Perhaps I was too optimistic; perhaps I expected too much. I suppose I should have realized that few members of the oppressor race can understand the deep groans and passionate yearnings of the oppressed race, and still fewer have the vision to see that injustice must be rooted out by strong, persistent and determined action. I am thankful, however, that some of our white brothers in the South have grasped the meaning of this social revolution and committed themselves to it. They are still all too few in quantity, but they are big in quality. Some -such as Ralph McGill, Lillian Smith, Harry Golden, James McBride Dabbs, Anne Braden and Sarah Patton Boylehave written about our struggle in eloquent and prophetic terms. Others have marched with us down nameless streets of the South. They have languished in filthy, roach infested jails, suffering the abuse and brutality of policemen who view them as “dirty n-lovers.” Unlike so many of their moderate brothers and sisters, they have recognized the urgency of the moment and sensed the need for powerful “action” antidotes to combat the disease of segregation.” ~ Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Letter from a Birmingham Jail


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Event Type: In-Person
Date: December 5, 2023
Time : 6:00 PM Central Time to 8:00 PM Central Time
Duration: 1 Day
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