Dr. Clarence Taylor, Gilder Lehrman Lecturer on the Civil Rights Movement, Speaks at Wheatley

Old Westbury, NY (May 11, 2011)—Last month, The Wheatley School’s AP Core and Regional Studies programs hosted a Junior Historians Forum on the Civil Rights Era. A special guest lecture was given in the auditorium to about 120 Wheatley juniors and seniors as well as over 100 students from Garden City, Patchogue-Medford, Mepham, and JFK-Bellmore high schools. Dr. Clarence Taylor, a renowned civil rights scholar and author of six books, spoke on the history and continuing significance of the Civil Rights Movement. The forum was organized and funded by the Gilder Lehrman Institute. Since 2008, Wheatley has been a partner in the Institute’s Affiliate School Program. The program is a unique nation-wide network of 300 schools that provides free access to top scholars, education resources, events, and tools designed to bring American history to life in the classroom. Wheatley is proud of its partnership with Gilder Lehrman and looks forward to hosting future history education events.