• Feb 8, 2010

The Shadow of the Cross: Growing Up in the Civil Rights Movement

  • 7:00 PM
  • Sperry Room, Andover Hall, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute is proud to partner with HDS Harambee and co-sponsor this event in celebration of Black History Month at Harvard Divinity School.

Wylene Branton Wood, daughter of Wiley Branton, civil rights leader and chief counsel for the “Little Rock Nine” case, will reflect on her experiences of growing up as a child in the Civil Rights Movement. Wylene’s talk will explore the historical ambiguity of the cross for many African Americans still facing institutional racism. Rev. Kaia Stern, PhD, Director of the CHHIRJ Pathways Home Project, will preface Wylene’s talk by introducing the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute’s ongoing work for race and justice.

This event is organized by Harambee: Students of African Descent and sponsored by the HDS Diversity Fund and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice.