Sep 28, 2019
I have learnt so much and will be applying this to the change action empowerment in the UK. I appreciate this opportunity to learn at my own pace and appreciate the work undertaken in the past.
Apr 25, 2018
Among the very best courses led by the participants in the struggle for civil rights. Helped me to gain a better understanding of what has been gained (and lost) in our nation's story.
par Aloke N P•
Dec 28, 2018
a must do course for every global citizen. Its not just exploring an idea but its also about exploring you as a human being and your capabilities.
par Abu M I U•
Mar 13, 2019
par Sara M•
Mar 06, 2019
This class was so well presented and I have recommended it to everyone willing to listen. The experiences, strategy and history shared are inspiring for those that want to better understand our past, but also for those that want to change our future. If you're thinking of taking this course, do not hesitate, sign up now!
par Blaise L•
Sep 07, 2018
Fascinating. I recommend this course for anyone who wants an in-depth understanding of the role of non-violence in the success of the Civil Rights movement, and its relevance to the world of race relations today.
par Fernando E B N•
Oct 23, 2018
It was an amazing experience to learn with Dr LaFayette about nonviolence practices, methodologies and foundations in US history and considering a worldwide and human perspective.
Nov 05, 2017
Very enlightening about non-violence and how the civil rights movement worked.
par JOHN Q•
Dec 06, 2015
Nice review of a very difficult time in our history which was favored by some courageous folks who worked and endured a lot to effect a better society.
par Nancy J C•
May 28, 2016
Absolutely brilliant course. Each lesson is thoroughly enjoyable thanks to the charisma and passion of Bernard Lafayette, as well as eye-opening and educational in an astoundingly refreshing way. This course doesn't just teach a concept, it motivates you to do something with the information and guides students towards an important method in attaining social change. The history and ongoing philosophy and campaign are nothing short of inspirational.
par Ola S•
Feb 01, 2016
Overall an excellent course that involved a lot of great material on the nonviolent efforts of the Civil Rights Movement. I thought I knew a lot about the Civil Rights Movement but this course proved differently. My only suggestion for improvement is to add a segment that focuses on the contributions of women. Although there was some discussion of women's contributions, most of the material and all of the teachers, professors, speakers were male.
par Karin H•
Feb 03, 2016
This class was excellent. I loved hearing what had to be said and the viewpoints I was given. It was like I was actually there walking among the people. I felt myself protesting and fighting against racism. It was interesting to hear about all the different players in the movement and what they did.
par Rachel B•
Mar 17, 2017
Amazing course. Thank you for sharing!
par Danielle C•
Mar 18, 2018
Thank you for refreshing the history of a time when I witnessed so much change. I really enjoyed it.
Danielle Rawls Carr- Atlanta, Georgia
par Alex R•
Dec 29, 2015
Very interesting course - Thank you very much
par Diane N•
Dec 02, 2015
Every body black white green or polka dot should take this course, learn to come together non violently thank you all for the lessons I learned
par Carole A•
Feb 21, 2016
It was a pleasure to listen to Dr Lafayette explain not only what happened during the Civil Rights movement but also the background, the outcome and the philosophy of the people involved.
This class has outstanding content and is a great source of reflections on our individual actions.
par Lisa S•
Jul 09, 2017
Absolutely fascinating course - a privilege to have insights from one of the major lights of the civil rights movement
par Eleanor M C•
Jul 27, 2017
Simply excellent. Truly an education on history and planning for the future - future generations, that is. This teaching is phenomenal insight that should be shared in every high school and college that seeks societal understanding and growth and desires a turning away from past atrocities and human division. Thank you for sharing!
par Felipe T•
Jan 27, 2017
This is a marvelous and very inspiring course. Thank you so much!
par Shirley P•
Jan 01, 2016
This was a great refresher course for me having lived during the Civil Rights Movement but in the northern part of the United States. Dr. Lafayette did a wonderful job in his stories and descriptions to make the Movement struggles and successes real. He and others also shared interesting insider tidbits on those active in the movement. Great class! Thank you for the opportunity to learn and grow in knowledge of those who fought hard so that each of us in this country can eat lunch or ride a bus however we need to in our every day lives.
par Alzbeta S•
Jun 22, 2016
One of the best courses I took on Coursera. Very informative and practical.
par Karl S G•
Jun 26, 2018
An excellent course, providing an inside view of the Civil Rights movement, bringing History to life, as well as providing a lot of interesting thoughts and guidelines for how to tackle some of today's big social and political conflicts. A big thanks to Dr Lafayette and all other contributors.
Oct 30, 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed this course, particularly the breakdowns about nonviolence as a way of life/philosophy. The bonus interview with Rev. Vivian was amazing as well! A must-take class for the sheer volume of oral history you get from Dr. Lafayette.
par Chuan-Chih C•
Jan 04, 2016
A great course for understanding US Civil Right history!
par Alexandra S•
Dec 31, 2016
par Darren G•
Jan 23, 2016
A brilliant introduction to the principles of non-violence, the philosophy of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, and the lives of those who were the founders of the movement including Dr. Marin Luther King. I've so many new heroes having completed this course. Cheers.