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August 2021

One-Day Seminar: Civil Disobedience in American History hosted by Wilmington/New Hanover County Schools (Wilmington, NC)

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar examines the controversial topic of civil disobedience. Here we will consider whether civil disobedience could be an appropriate response to unjust laws in a liberal democracy. We begin by looking at the foundations of government set forth in the writings of John Locke and the Declaration of Independence. Our examination of this topic will then turn to two famous opposing sets of ideas on civil disobedience: 1) Lincoln versus Thoreau and 2) Martin Luther King versus Malcolm X.…

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October 2021

One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights Leaders and Speeches hosted by Community School of Davidson (Davidson, NC)

October 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Dig deeply into the ideas of the Civil Rights Movement through the words of some of its greatest thinkers and leaders. Drawing from speeches and writings from across the decades, this Seminar will help you better understand what they meant, their arguments, and how their words were received at the time. This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings (found here), and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of…

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