Oct 22

Marching on Washington

Nancy Young, Ph.D.

This course examines pivotal demonstrations that shaped American society. It begins with the 1913 suffrage parade, highlighting the fight for women's voting rights. Students will explore the controversial 1925 Ku Klux Klan march, reflecting on racial tensions and white supremacy. The 1932 Bonus March will be analyzed to understand veterans' demands for early payment of wartime bonuses during the Great Depression. Then delve into the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech, marking a crucial moment in the Civil Rights Movement. Next, the 1967 anti-Vietnam War march and the Pentagon riot will be studied, emphasizing the era's intense opposition to the Vietnam War. Through these events, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and impacts of some of the most pivotal social protests in the 20th century.

Five-Week Course Schedule | Tuesdays
Oct 22 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Oct 29 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Nov 05 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Nov 12 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Nov 19 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This class will be held in-person at WIH and simulcast via Zoom


Semester

$180.00

Class Tuition

40 in stock

Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.