Mary Frances Berry: The History of American Protest - 92Y, New York

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Mary Frances Berry: The History of American Protest

Mary Frances Berry

Join renowned civil rights activist, scholar and writer Mary Frances Berry for a fascinating look at America’s rich and complex history of protest and resistance.

Drawing from her own experiences from six decades of activism and in five presidential administrations, Berry contends that resistance movements have always and will always lead to change. Looking at the victories and setbacks of past movements offering invaluable guidance for the present, be there as Berry outlines why protest is an essential part of politics—and how progressive movements ultimately prevail.

Berry’s book, History Teaches Us to Resist, is available here.

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Mary Frances Berry

Dr. Mary Frances Berry is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought …

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