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Jan 29

Vincent Toscano PhD: Roots of Racism and the Civil Rights Revolution

NSU Lifelong Learning Institute Speaker Series

January 29, 2019

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  • Venue Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
  • Price $20.00
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The Long Roots of Racism and the American Civil Rights Revolution of the 20th Century.

This lecture will examine the history of racism in America from the colonial era through the end of World War II as well as the forces, events, and personalities, which fueled the challenges to the Jim Crow laws beginning in 1945. A summary conclusion will examine the state of racism and civil rights in contemporary America.

Vincent Toscano holds a BA from Muhlenberg College, MA from Seton Hall University, PhD from the State University of New York in Albany. He worked at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY for over 33 years. While at Marist he served as assistant vice president for academic affairs and the dean of the school of liberal arts. Professor Toscano retired as an Associate professor of History. Two years later he was named Heritage Professor of History by the College Board of Trustees. His major fields of study include: modern American history, the American presidency, and the Civil War.

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