Black History Month: Trip to Kafue Highlights U.S. Civil Rights Movement

Students and teachers discuss Black History Month and the U.S. civil rights movement
Students and teachers discuss Black History Month and the U.S. civil rights movement

As part of post’s “Mobile IRC” programming, more than 200 students and teachers at the Kafue Day Secondary School and Naboye Secondary School in Kafue joined in a discussion about Black History Month and the U.S. civil rights movement. With an emphasis on the 50th anniversaries of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 and of Zambia’s independence, students compared the civil rights struggles of our two countries, our civil rights leaders, and major events in our countries’ struggles.

During the program, post distributed books and copies of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and EducationUSA fliers on studying in the United States. At both of the schools and during a short visit to the Kafue Public Library, the Embassy made small donations of books.