Louis Bay II Library
345 Lafayette Ave
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Contact: Heather Garside
On Wednesday November 13th at 7pm at the Louis Bay II Library, 345 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne NJ, the Passaic County Historical Society is hosting Mario Medici as he presents the Civil Rights Movement. The civil rights movement was a struggle by African Americans in the mid-1950s to late 1960s to achieve civil rights equal to those of whites. No social or political movement of the twentieth century has had as profound an effect on the legal and political institutions of the United States. Learn how this movement sought to restore to African Americans the rights of citizenship guaranteed by the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, which had been eroded by segregationist Jim Crow Laws in the South.
Mario Medici is a retired Information Technology executive with 50 years of business experience, 30 of which were with the airline industry. Having traveled the world extensively, and with a love for amateur photography, Mario focuses his lectures on the sights and attractions of New York and New Jersey with a concentration on their historical, architectural, and artistic aspects. Mario currently lectures at Bergen Community College's Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR); clients includes schools, community organizations, libraries, and corporations. Mario is also a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide and holds an MBA - Finance from Long Island University.
The program is free to the public. For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at lambertcastle.org or call (973)247-0085.