Theme: “Unfinished Business: the Continuing Struggle for Civil Rights in America.”
Keynote speaker: Reverend Dr. William Barber, Chairman of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and leader of the Moral Monday Movement. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Barber_II
4-8pm. - Lurlynn Franklin, “Fabled Truths: That’s a Self-Portrait”, Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts Building. League of Striving Artists and Department of Visual and Theater Arts.
6 and 9pm. - SAC sponsored movie, Selma, Oscar winning film on the 1965 civil rights battle in Selma, Alabama. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020072/?ref_=nv_sr_1
1pm. - Dr. Marcus Bright, sponsored by the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Dr. Bright is native of Martin, TN, a graduate of Westview, and currently the Executive Director of Education for a Better America. http://www.educationforabetteramerica.org/#!about/aboutPage
7pm. - Award winning actress, playwright, and Memphis activist, Florence Roach, performing an original musical/theatrical piece, “Unfinished Business.” http://www.floroach.com/about-flo.html
7:30pm. - Roots of Rhythm, Harriet Fulton Theater, Fine Arts Building*
12pm. - Roots of Rhythm, Harriet Fulton Theater, Fine Arts Building*
12:15pm. - Black Writers Workshop, “Blackness in Comics: Superheroes and Black History” Writing Center, 209 Humanities
6pm. - “To Be Black and Alive at UTM” Black Student Presentation. Civil Rights Conference Planning Committee.
9:30am. - Dr. Errol Henderson. “The Historical Significance of the Civil Rights Movement. http://polisci.la.psu.edu/people/eah13
11am. - Sheila Pree Bright. “Black Lives Matter and the Historic Civil Rights Movement.” http://www.sheilapreebright.com/#!gallery/ckiy
1pm. - Lonnie King. “The Atlanta Student Movement of the 1960s, and Lessons for Today.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonnie_C._King,_Jr.
2:30pm. - Bob Zellner. “White Southerners and the Civil Rights Movement.” http://moralheroes.org/bob-zellner
7pm. - Keynote Event.
11am. - Roots of Rhythm, Discovery Park
11:30am and 1:30pm. - Roots of Rhythm, Discovery Park
All events free, unless otherwise noted.
* $5 for adults; $1 for students
For more information utm.edu/civilrights
Contact: David Barber
Download full PDF schedule here.