Civil Rights: A History

An Adult Education/Social Action and Justice event

MLK Day, Monday, January 18 at 7pm

Join us to mark Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 2021 with a discussion of “Civil Rights: A History,” a 4-part documentary that looks at the four stages of racism highlighted by Bryan Stevenson: slavery, lynching, segregation, and mass incarceration.  The documentary tries to show how these stages underlie the racial problems that persist in our country to the present day.

The documentary episodes are being broadcast on Chelmsford TV on a rotating schedule, but they are all available at any time on YouTube.  Please visit, where you can find links to the YouTube videos, additional information on the program, a list of references, and brief bio sketches on the series’ creators.

Viewing prior to the discussion is recommended, but not required.