Civil Rights Movement - Then and Now

Berkshire Community College (BCC) is proud to be hosting "Civil Rights Movement - Then and Now" on Wednesday, April 24, 2:00-6:00pm in collaboration with the NAACP-Berkshire County Branch. The event will take place on the Main Campus, located at 1350 West Street in Pittsfield, MA. The event is free and open to the public.

  • At 5:00 p.m., the BCC Amphitheatre naming ceremony will take place with President Ellen Kennedy and Sarah Lee Guthrie, followed by songs of the Civil Rights Movement, with Wanda Houston and Paul Green.
Contact Us

Toni Buckley,
Director of Alumni Relations

Phone: 413–236–3075

The program includes an afternoon of history, music, dance, human books, anthropology, and more. We are going to be in the new Connector building and the Amphitheater for this really unique event showcasing one of the most significant chapters in our country’s history.”

 Toni Buckley, Director of Alumni Relations

The event features a keynote address from Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Associate Professor and Director of the W.E.B. DuBois Center at UMass Amherst, a slideshow presentation with former BCC faculty Don Lathrop called “Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s,” a BCC student presentation, a Human Library with community members, haikus with the BCC Writing Center, and more.