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Armed with Nonviolence: Stories from the Fight for Human Rights - Ann Bausum - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 10:30am</span>

Armed with Nonviolence: Stories from the Fight for Human Rights

10/18/2014 - 10:30am

Wisconsin Historical Museum

This program for teens and adults draws from Ann Bausum's books Marching to the Mountaintop, Freedom Riders and With Courage and Cloth to show parallel uses of nonviolent resistance in the fight for human rights. During the 1910s women picketed the White House and went to jail in their quest for the right to vote. Fifty years later participants in the Civil Rights Movement used nonviolent protests to break down the barriers of segregation. Using stories from these campaigns and quotes from the times, the author shows how qualities like courage, ingenuity, camaraderie, and the influence of the news media have made the difference in winning fights for human rights. The program includes examples of how music played a part in each of the featured struggles as well.  Presented in partnership with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

Ann Bausum

About Presenter Ann Bausum


Ann Bausum writes about U.S. history from her home in Wisconsin, and speaks across the country about her work as an author. In 2014 the National Geographic Society published her first book for adults simultaneously with her tenth work for younger readers. These books are the latest works from a career of writing about under-told stories from the past.


Marching to the Mountaintop

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