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SOLD OUT: An Experiential and Historical Look at Systemic Racism and its Effects in Flint


Harold Ford, a lifelong Flint resident, will offer a 21st century perspective of what W.E.B. DuBois called “the problem of the twentieth century… the problem of the color line.” He will draw upon his five+ decades as an educator, activist, writer, and citizen. His experiences include: participation in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march; FBI/Red Squad surveillance as an anti-war activist; writing for Michael Moore’s Flint/Michigan Voice and East Village Magazine; an ACLU lifer; and 43 years as an educator in Beecher. His multiple perspectives will include points of pride and personal ignominy. This event is part of the Flint Truth and Action Partnership Project Speaker Series, presented with the University of Michigan-Flint Office of University Outreach. Attendees are encouraged to explore Sloan Museum’s free exhibit “RACE: Are We So Different?” open through December 9, 2018.

Date: Monday, September 24
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503
Free admission.

Sponsored by UM-Flint