Fort Worth Opera presents JFK: Five Decades of Progress - Civil Rights in Modern America

JFK: Five Decades of Progress - Civil Rights in Modern America
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Fort Worth Opera’s multi-month event series JFK: Five Decades of Progress continues with a candid conversation exploring JFK’s civil rights initiatives and the progression of the civil rights movement and race relations in modern America since his presidency. Recent national events have brought to light the issue of deep civil unrest facing America’s minority populations, proving that the topic of race relations is still at the forefront of both social and media consciousness.

Led by Bob Ray Sanders, the panel comprised of leaders from the African American community and presidential scholars will delve into this hot-button issue.


  • Bob Ray Sanders, Star-Telegram Columnist & Community Activist


  • Devoyd “Dee” Jennings, Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce President
  • Jim Riddlesperger, TCU Presidential Scholar
  • Clarence Brodnax, Civil Rights activist; NAACP and Nation of Islam member, key organizer of the 1964 Picadilly Cafeteria Protest
  • Dennis Simon, Altshuler Distinguished Professor of Political Science, SMU

Event Details


11.18.15 | 6:30 pm


Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
2922 MLK Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75215

Ticket Info

Admission is free with RSVP.