Bates Students to Discuss African-American Protest in Maine

A Bates College senior will discuss the history of African-American protest in Maine on March 22 at 4:15 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives on the Bates campus. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Bates senior Eben S. Miller of Woolwich will explore the dynamics of African American resistance in Maine beginning with the 17th and 18th centuries, a period of relatively individual-based resistance, followed by protest organized around community institutions in the latter part of the 19th century. The final part of Miller’s talk will consider the stragegies devised by the civil rights movement within Maine as well new directions in social transformation pursued by the contemporary African American community.

Miller, a history major, will base his talk on his honors senior thesis. The lecture is part of an ongoing series of Friday afternoon lectures presented at Bates College.

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