The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity
Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 5:30 PM
- 7:30 PM
Location: Online through Zoom
A Fireside Chat with Dr. William G. Anderson
In celebration of Black History Month, IRSC invites students, employees and community members to join us for an exclusive and intimate conversation with Dr. William G. Anderson, D.O.—one of the nation’s last living links to Original Six of the American Civil Rights Movement. The event will take place on Thursday, February 18 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.
Founder of the Albany Movement in Georgia in the 1960s, and elected the first African American president of the American Osteopathic Association in 1994, Dr. Anderson began his professional career in the practice of medicine and surgery in Albany, Georgia, as a family physician. During this time, he founded and led the Albany Civil Rights Movement, which spearheaded the Civil Rights Movement in Southwest Georgia. In this role, Dr. Anderson worked closely with other leaders including Dr. Martin Luther King, Rev. Ralph David Abernathy and Mrs. Rosa Parks, to advance the health and general well-being of all the residents of his Albany community.
The College’s very own Adriene Jefferson, IRSC Equity Officer/Title IX Coordinator and Associate Dean of the Northwest Center will interview Dr. Anderson and moderate questions from event attendees.