Civil Rights in America

This year is the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which outlawed many types of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, and gender. Its implications included the end of racial segregation and the biased application of voter registration requirements. 

Insert a description of the image here. Levy, P. (1998). The Civil Rights Movement. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.


CSUMB is hosting a number of events to commemorate Black History Month. Check out the resources below for further reading on related topics. 

What's okay, what's not okay, and what's in the grey? An examination of the "N-Word"
February 12, 6-8pm, Student Center Room 120

Asim, J. (2007). The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.


Martin and Music, a performance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches set to music
February 21, 7-9:30 pm, BBC

Insert a description of the image here. King, M. , & Carson, C. (1998). The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.. New York: Intellectual Properties Management in association with Warner Books.


Soul on Soledad St.: Prepare and serve soul food at Dorothy's Kitchen
February 28, 9 am - 3 pm, Dorothy's Place, 22 Soleded St., Salinas

Opie, F. (2008). Hog & Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America. New York: Columbia University Press.
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Black Out March in honor of Trayvon Martin and other victims of racial profiling
February 26, 12-2:30 pm, Main Quad

Insert a description of the image here. Obama, B. (2013). Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. Vital Speeches of the Day, 79(9), 297-299.

See the full calendar of events for more information.