History Civil Rights lecture marks the start of Black History Month

2 October 2019

History students attended a Civil Rights lecture led by Dr Marie Molloy from Manchester Metropolitan University. 

The lecture marked the start of Black History Month which was founded to celebrate and recognise black people and their contributions to society across the world.

Dr Marie Molloy is a Lecturer in the Department of History, Politics & Philosophy at MMU. She spoke about the Civil Rights Movement which took place in the 1940s-60s. 

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement. (History.com, 2019)

Students were also informed about the Civil Rights Sixth Form Conference that is due to take place in October. History students from Ashton Sixth Form College were invited to attend the conference in Liverpool where students will have the chance to explore the Slavery Museum and hear from a range of speakers who will be looking at Activism, Women in Civil Rights, and Modern Day Struggles. 

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