Friend of Foe?

Friend of Foe?

On the evening of the 10 February, Caterham School welcomed Professor Robert Cook as part of the CaterhamConnected talks. This was a fascinating lecture on the role of the US government in the struggle for black civil rights, a topic still highly relevant today. This involved aspects of the federal government, discrimination against non-white people, and the infamous Jim Crow laws, however I found that the role and legacy of the American Civil War was the most interesting part. The stunning similarities of the past and the present outlined just how much more we all need to do for racial justice to be achieved and drew brilliant links between past, present and future. Many thanks to Mr Hosking and Dr Garber for organising, to the Headmaster, and a huge thank you to Professor Cook for such an insightful presentation.

A recording of the webinar is available in the media hub of www.caterhamconnected.co.uk, the professional and social networking platform for the global school community.

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