The Free Library of Philadelphia - 'History Teaches Us to Resist' - Mary Frances Berry

History Teaches Us to Resist

Mary Frances Berry

The Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mary Frances Berry is one of America‚Äôs most respected legal historians and human-rights advocates. Her many books include Power in Words, Five Dollars and Pork Chop Sandwich, and Black Resistance/White Law. A former chairwoman of the Commission on Civil Rights, she is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society for Legal History and the recipient of 35 honorary degrees. In History Teaches Us to Resist, she offers a comprehensive tableau of the pushback against previous presidential administrations, posits that antagonistic leaders help progressive movements flourish, and details her six decades as an activist in an array of causes.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807005460
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Published: Beacon Press - March 13th, 2018