Karsonya Wise Whitehead

CARTER G. WOODSON LECTURE 2013: Sparking the Genius

In Sparking the Genius, Whitehead outlines the Critical Moments in American History that defined both the beginning of the early Civil Rights Movement—with the release of the Emancipation Proclamation—and the modern Civil Rights Movement in 1963. Starting with the Birmingham Campaign (Project C), Whitehead outlines, defines, and deconstructs five Critical Moments including the release of Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” the assassination of Medgar Evers, the March on Washington, and the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. With an introduction from Dr. Alicia Moore and Dr. La Vonne Neal, the book also includes an article on critical pedagogy by Dr. Conra Gist and a lesson plan for teaching the Woodson Lecture to K-16 students. Whitehead’s 2013 Carter G. Woodson Lecture is both a challenge and a call to action: Will you answer the call to help spark the genius?
61 printed pages
Original publication


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