Civil Discourse & Social Change

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Essential CDSC Resources

Reverend Lawson's Recommendations

Reverend Lawson has suggested a list of resources that might be helpful for you to further your own reading, or understanding of the issues that the Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative focuses on:

  • A Force More Powerful by Peter Ackerman and Jack Duvall
  • American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World by David Stannard
  • Hidden Wounds by Wendell Berry
  • Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman
  • Martin Luther King’s April 4th 1967 speech: Beyond VietnamA Time to Break Silence
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  • My Experience with Truth by Gandhi
  • Nonviolence in the Global Community by Richard Deats
  • Politics of Nonviolent Action by Gene Sharp
  • The Children by David Halberstam
  • Waging Nonviolent Struggle by Gene Sharp

Civil Disobedience Resources

Game link on Civil Disobedience

Freedom Summer: Looking Back and Looking Forward 

"Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy," by Bruce Watson –May, 2011

"After Freedom Summer: How Race Realigned Mississippi Politics, 1965-1986"       
by Chris Danielson - November, 2013

Post the 50 Year Anniversary of Freedom Summer 1964, we gathered various historical and current resources to use in classrooms, conversations and collaborations to develop critical consciousness and engender responsible action for freedom and social justice today. These are still available as part of our archives.

Teaching Commons Resources on Militarism

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Resources