Wil T. Ussery describesthe Children’s Crusade to the Stillman College Choir from Tuscaloosa as they prepare to present A Musical Tribute to the Letter from a Birmingham Jail at New Liberation Presbyterian Church in San Francisco.

Draftsman was architect of civil rights, anti-colonial movements: recalls history April 30 for How to Do Equity

No one can connect the dots of the Black freedom struggle like Wilfred T. Ussery.

Hear him live on Saturday, April 30 in the second segment of How to Do Equity: The Science of Fairness at 1 p.m. Pacific.
He was a draftsman on the design of the Oakland Coliseum in the 1950s.
His skills soon turned to being an architect of civil rights:
  • Chairman of San Francisco Congress of Racial Equality in 1960
  • Strategist with Rev. James Bevel of the Birmingham Children’s Crusade
  • National Chair of the Congress of Racial Equality
  • Co-Chair of the Mobilization Committee for the Liberation of Southern Africa
  • Executive Director of the Western Addition Community Action Committee
We start by addressing the 30th anniversary of the 1992 civil unrest in Los Angeles and the 1964 Watts riots; give the context for the United San Francisco Freedom Movement led by Dr. T. Nathaniel Burbridge and laat week’s speaker, Tamam Traci Moncur, and next week’s speaker, Dr. Oba T’Shaka, professor emeritus of Black Studies at San Francisco State University;
examine the nationwide connections between San Francisco and the Southern demonstrations;  see the decades long collaboration between San Francisco leaders and the anti-colonialism movement in Africa.
Register for the entire series which will end on June 11 with a viewing of the first images from the Webb Space Telescope, through the words of the director of the James Webb Space Telescope and three NASA Center directors.  In between, we’ll hear from luminaries such as Sen. James Sanders, chair of the NY Senate Banks Committee; Sen. Steven Bradford, chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, Barbie Robinson, director of public health in Harris County, TX; Dr. Reynold Verrett, President of Xavier University and many more as we examine the equity action plans released by 90 federal agencies.  Registration at souloftechnology.com
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