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January 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Kern County Museum--Fellows Hotel
3801 Chester Ave
CA 93301

“Earl Warren in the Civil Rights Era”

“Earl Warren presided on the landmark 1954 Supreme Court case to end segregation of children in public schools. The emphasis is to discuss the local backlash Earl Warren faced in Kern County, in the frame of anti-Civil Rights. Earl Warren faced backlash for his role in Brown V. Board of Education, while this was a local phenomenon, it was not a unique characteristic of this geographic location. The talk will frame a local to a national context, and covering the difference between anti-Communism rhetoric and anti-Civil Rights language.”

Donato Cruz is a graduate student at California State University, Bakersfield majoring in History with a focus on Digital Humanities and Civil Rights History. He’s currently writing a thesis on housing in Kern County, CA. Also works as a Graduate Research Assistant at CSUB’s Walter W. Stiern Library where he handles archiving, researching, digitizing, filming and other works having to do with educational purposes. He aspires to finish his Master’s degree and pursue a PhD.


45 minutes and Q&A time before lunch (Chicken kabobs, garden salad, pita bread, rice and hummus. Provided by Flame & Skewers)