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ASU 's History in the making program sparks discussion

The panel included all levels of activists from student to reverends The panel included all levels of activists from student to reverends
Dr. John E. Williams led the seminar at the Albany Civil Rights Institute Dr. John E. Williams led the seminar at the Albany Civil Rights Institute
The program will continue next Tuesday with professional development The program will continue next Tuesday with professional development
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Activists across generations came together tonight discuss what today's activist looks like.

The Albany State University History department held a discussion on new age activism at the Albany civil rights Institute tonight.

Students, scholars and community members discussed the evolution of social movements with the addition of the internet.

"Our discussion tonight will revolve around this idea of how social media assists in activism and how to be active in many of the issues that are affecting students in particular today," said Dr. John E. Williams, ASU assistant professor.
The event was part of ASU's history in the making series for Black history month.

Another part of that series today on campus focused on black women in the Jim Crow South.

Dr. Rondrea Mathis spoke at a seminar highlighting the plight and progress of African American women.

She explained how stereotypes can hinder progress and impact what we believe.

"They're not based on this being true in every situation. So what that means is that I take the experienced that I have with maybe one, two or three people," said Dr. Mathis "And then I build my politic on that."

The history in the making  program continues Tuesday with a  professional development seminar.

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