Harry Belafonte. Photo via wikimedia commons.
Harry Belafonte. Photo via wikimedia commons.

Actor and social activist Harry Belafonte will visit the University of Baltimore as a guest lecturer and speaker for the University’s pilot course, Citizenship and Freedom: The Civil Rights Era on Tuesday, May 6. Belafonte, an outspoken and highly engaged participant in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, is one of several guest lecturers speaking on their experiences surrounding a decade of historical landmarks, including the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Taught by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch, the innovative course features a robust teaching and learning format that allows students to participate in real time, both in-person and online. Modifying the best components of massively open online courses and traditional face-to-face instruction, the class is offered to the University of Baltimore community and students across the University System of Maryland and beyond.

Additional participants in the series include Ivanhoe Donaldson, Bob Moses, Julian Bond, Betty Garman Robinson, the Rev. Marcus Wood, Bernard Lafayette, and Dorie Ladner. Visit www.freedomclass.org for additional course details.

WHAT:                        Harry Belafonte visits University of Baltimore as guest lecturer for the Citizenship & Freedom interactive seminar series.

WHEN:                        Tuesday, May 6, 2014

5:30pm – 8:00pm

WHERE:                      University of Baltimore

21 W. Mt. Royal Ave.                             

PHOTO OPS:             Belafonte and Branch lecturing students – interacting with participants both in class and online.


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