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Fe University presents A Brief History of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement

November 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hurley School
Wendy Thiede

Fe University is now accepting registrations for the class titled A Brief History of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.  The class taught by Hurley High School history teacher, Christopher Kelly, will be held for four Wednesdays November 29th, Dec. 6, 13, 20 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Hurley K-12 School.

This class will focus on the U.S. Civil Rights movement from the 1890’s through the 1960’s.  Particular attention will be paid to major events of the 1950’s and 60’s including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Freedom Rides, the March on Washington, the Children’s March and the Mississippi Burning case.  The course is intended to highlight major areas of interest.

Explore this turbulent period in U.S. history with Chris Kelly, who is in his 31st year of teaching U.S. History in the Hurley School District.  Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in History as well as 35 graduate credits in U.S. History.  He is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the History honors society. Chris also holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration.

Chris has been active with local theatre groups as both a performer and a director as well as a member of the Chamber Singers. Chris is married to Ricky and they have six children.

For more information or to register for A Brief History of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, please visit www.feuniversity.org , call 715-476-2881 or 715-561-3098 or email feuniversity1@gmail.com. The fee for the class is $30 with a $5 discount if registration is received before November 15th. Information on scholarships can be found on the registration form which may be downloaded from the website or picked up at the Mercer Library and the Iron County UW Extension office in Hurley.

The mission of Fe University, is to provide quality, “college-type” learning experiences for adults ages 50 and older through diverse short courses and lectures; however, younger students are welcome. Fe University, a 501(c)(3) corporation, is partially funded by a grant from the Gogebic Range Health Foundation. It is not an accredited university.

Additional classes to be offered this winter beginning in January include Russian History; Contest and Controversy: Rome, Ireland, and Early Christianity in the British Isles; Conversational Spanish; Investing and Estate Planning; Fly Tying; Where Two Worlds Meet-Lac du Flambeau; Tracking the American Marten—Wisconsin Endangered Mustelid.