Tuesday, April 25, 2017 |
Two co-authors highlight California's role in leading civil rights advocacy for the rest of the nation in their new book.
Titled "Wherever There's a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California," Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi explore the state's history in spearheading precedent.
They join Insight with a contemporary view on civil rights and how history may project what is to come. California historically has served as a pioneer in advancing the rights of African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans, women and members of the LGBT community dating back to the Gold Rush days.
Both authors will be speaking at the California State Library Tuesday at noon.