Wednesday: Youth as Freedom Fighters - Youth on the Front Lines of Battle
Feb 09, 2016 | 6:15 PM
5 p.m., The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, 1601 E. North Ave., (410) 563-3404, greatblacksinwax.org, free.
Although history books are usually filled with the names of old guys (and sometimes deservedly so), modern social-justice movements are known to be powered by the youth. Tonight a panel discusses the role of youth in the fight for civil rights, followed by a screening of the "American Experience" episode about the Freedom Summer of 1964 when hundreds of volunteers gathered in Mississippi to register African-American voters in an effort to combat the state's white supremacy.