Bedford Culture Club lecture looks at stories from civil rights movement

An art and history group is set to look at America’s civil rights movement on Thursday, May 15 (7pm).

The Bedford Culture Club’s talk by Andrew Wines is titled ‘Kennedy, King and the Klan: Reluctance and Resistance during the US Struggle for Civil Rights’.

The lecture will explore the personal stories, political motivations and intricate strategies of the major proponents and opponents of the civil rights movement in America during the 1960s.

The struggle’s context and integration’s legacy in both the north and the south will also be probed.

Andrew Wines holds degrees from the Universities of St. Andrews and Cambridge and was formerly a lecturer at the University of East Anglia.

The Bedford Culture Club meets on the third Thursday of every month at The Bedford, Station Road, Horsham. Tickets cost £10. To book contact Emilie Myers on The Bedford Culture Club Facebook page. You can also call 01403 211962 or text 07771 821 741. Alternatively, people can email

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Other events include:

June 19 : American and English Politeness, Lynne Murphy.

July 17: Dylan Thomas Centenary, Dylan D’Arch.

August 21: Hypnotism Without Hypnosis, Martin S. Taylor.

September 18: Founding Father: The Life, Legacy, Genius and Contradictions of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Wines.

October 16: Herbert Read’s First World War Poetry, Michael Paraskos and Ben Read.