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    Nashville's Civil Rights Movement

    Andrea Blackman gave a tour of the Civil Rights Room at the Nashville Public Library. She used historic images and videos to talk about the civil rights movement in Nashville, and…

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    50th Anniversary of the Black Power Movement

    Peniel Joseph, with the University of Texas-Austin, discusses the rise of the Black Power movement in the 1960s and 1970s and the influence of civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael.

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    University of Southern Mississippi Civil Rights Collection

    Jennifer Brannock showed items from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Civil Rights Collection. She displayed letters, photographs, and objects that document the Civil…

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    Freedom Summer School

    Irene Williams talked about her experiences at the Freedom Summer School program and how that summer changed her life. During the summer of 1964, when Ms. Williams turned 10 years…

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    Civil Rights Activist Vernon Dahmer

    Vernon Dahmer, Jr., and Ellie Dahmer talked about the life of slain civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer. They shared the story of the night their home was attacked by members of the Ku…

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    Book Discussion on The Press and Race

    David Davies talked about his book, The Press and Race: Mississippi Journalists Confront the Movement, about how Mississippi reporters and editors both covered and affected the civil rights…

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    Book Discussion on Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County

    Kristen Green spoke about her book, Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle. She spoke from the H.L. Mencken Non-Fiction Pavilion…

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    Jackson State University Commencement Address

    First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address to the 2016 graduating class of historically black Jackson State University. Mrs. Obama spoke about the school’s…

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    2016 Elie Wiesel Award Ceremony

    Representative John Lewis (R-GA) delivered the keynote remarks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s annual fundraising dinner as he was presented the 2016 Elie Wiesel Award for his…

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    Poynter Institute Pulitzer Centennial Celebration

    The Poynter Institute hosted an event commemorating Pulitzer Prize winners who focused on civil rights and social justice. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) was the keynote…

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    Book Discussion on Darkroom

    Lila Quintero Weaver talked about her book Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White, in which she recounts her story of growing up Latina in the South during the civil rights movement.…

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    Murphy-Collins House

    Emma Jean Melton gives a tour of the Murphy-Collins House and talked about its history. Will Murphy was the first licensed African-American mortician in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and he…

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    Freedom Riders

    Dorothy Walker gave a tour of Montgomery, Alabama’s historic Greyhound Bus Station, one of many stops at which Freedom Riders were attacked along their journey in 1961. She told the…

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    Government Surveillance and Race, Part 2

    A day-long conference was held on government surveillance of black communities and its effects on black Americans.  Freddy Martinez presented “Stingrays: A Primer” about…

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    Mary Church Terrell and Racial Justice

    Joan Quigley talked about her book Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital, which focuses on Mary Church…

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    Chicano Movement Authors

    Authors talked about their books chronicling the history of Mexican American civil rights from the 1930's to the 1970's. Book topics included a pioneer for education rights, the fight for…

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    Freedom Riders in Montgomery, Alabama

    Valda Harris Montgomery talked about the Freedom Riders' time in Montgomery, Alabama. Many of the riders hid in a safe house owned by civil rights activist Richard Harris while waiting…

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    Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Felicia Bell and Rickey Brown talked about the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University. Civil rights activist Rosa Parks is credited with starting the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 when…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for 1965 Voting Rights Marches Foot Soldiers

    2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Civil Rights Selma marches that motivated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In commemoration of the protestors, or “foot soldiers,” the…

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    Civil Rights History

    Howard Robinson showed books and manuscripts from Alabama State University’s Archives and Special Collections related to the civil rights movement and some of the individuals who…

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