Dr. James Moses, professor of history at Arkansas Tech University will be our featured speaker for March. Moses earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University, a Master of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Tulane University. He has been a member of the ATU faculty since 1999.
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The title of Moses’ talk will be “The Rabbi and the Civil Rights Movement.” The discussion will center on the civil rights movement in Arkansas and the South as well as the role of Southern rabbis as change agents, with a special focus on Arkansas’s own Rabbi Ira Sanders of Little Rock.
Moses is the author of “Just and Righteous Causes: Rabbi Ira Sanders and the Fight for Racial and Social Justice in Arkansas, 1926-1963.”