Civil Rights Lessons Continue for Area Students

July 28, 2014

Bradley University’s year-long theme celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights may have wrapped up, but the lessons learned from it continue. 

Thanks to the generosity of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, we are able to provide a DVD of our April 11th capstone event featuring keynote speaker Rep. John Lewis, a Civil Rights icon and the only living member of Dr. Martin Luther King’s inner circle.  The DVD will be shared with approximately 90 schools (K-8 and high schools) throughout the area to educate, motivate and inspire students.  The intent is to supplement current curriculum and class discussions about civil rights. 

This is the first campus wide year-long theme to be adopted at Bradley.  The goal was to raise this generation's awareness of the intense discrimination that existed and the struggles fought in order to move our country forward.