Pride and Protest-Poetry of the American Civil Rights Movement: 1 p.m. For ages 11-adults. The symbiosis of social forces and art during the Civil Rights movement is evident in the poetry produced from 1955 through 1975. Jeffrey Lamar Coleman explores the impact of the social movement's upheaval on American writers and illuminates their artistic and political contributions to the struggle. The presentation pays special attention to poems written in response to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as other key moments of the movement. The poems are placed in historical context through brief discussions of the murders of Emmett Till and Medgar Evers, the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Malcolm X. Jeffrey Lamar Coleman is the author of Words of Protest, Words of Freedom-Poetry of the American Civil Rights Movement and Era, and Spirits Distilled-Poems. He is an Associate Professor of English at St. Mary's College of Maryland, specializing in multicultural/American literature. Dr. Coleman will be selling and signing his book, Words of Protest, Words of Freedom. This program is part of the Created Equal-America's Civil Rights Struggle grant, sponsored by the national Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. A Celebrating America program.