Guest Lecture

Impressions of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s By a Contemporary Observer

Event Information

  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017
  • Adam-Kuckhoff-Str. 35, SR 2
  • 06108 Halle (Saale)

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Impressions of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s By a Contemporary Observer

Gregory R. Zieren (Austin Peay State University)

Gregory R. Zieren was a student in the US when the civil rights movement peaked in the 1960s. After almost half a century of teaching history at universities in the US and in Germany, he will take a look back at the struggle that was supposed to end segregation in the US and provide us with his view of the current social and political situation.
Prof. Zieren’s teaches history courses focusing on the Gilded Age, U.S. economic and foreign relations. He is working on his book DIE AMERIKAKENNER, a study dealing with German experts of America around 1900 and why they were ignored by Berlin.