Past Conference Programs

University of Tennessee at Martin

Martin, TN 38238

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Past Conference Programs

Civil Rights 40 Years After Dr. King’s Death

UT Martin’s 8th Annual Civil Rights Conference

 

Monday, February 25

  • 4:00 P.M. Opening Event, “Greek Organizations and the Civil Rights Movement,” Watkins Auditorium
  • 7:00 P.M. Movie showing, Amazing Grace, Watkins Auditorium

Tuesday, February 26, Native American Civil Rights Day

  • Caps of Distinction, UC 206A, B, 11-2
  • 5:00 P.M. Native American Dinner, Cafeteria Room 125
  • 6:30 P.M. Music/ Power Point presentation on Native American Civil Right
  • 7:00 P.M. Speaker: Lynn King Lossiah
  • 8:00 P.M. Books and Art prints signing in the lobby

Wednesday, February 27, Minority Affairs Day

  • “Honoring Black Writers: A Literary Reading.” 12:00-12:50 p.m. Hortense Parrish Writing Center (H209). Light refreshments will be served.
  • 1:00 P.M. Panel featuring Tennessee Equality Project, Student Life Center
  • 3:00 P.M. Dr. Mark Simmons, “The Music of the Civil Rights Movement.” Humanities 204
  • 6:00 P.M. Harold Conners Civil Rights Dinner, Student Life Center

Thursday, February 28, Watkins Auditorium

  • 9:30-10:45 – Black Student Struggles of 1968 and 1969 - Thulani Davis
  • 11:00-12:15 – Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement - Cynthia Griggs Fleming, Diane Nash, Earlene Moore, moderator
  • 1:00-2:15 – 40 Years Later: Desegregating or Resegregating? - Henry Parker, Gloria Sweet-Love, Ray Stevenson, moderator
  • 7:00 pm – Keynote Address
    • UTM Collegiate Gospel Choir, Musical Introduction
    • Keynote Address, “Civil Rights 40 Years After Dr. King’s Death;” Kathleen Cleaver, law professor, Emory and Yale Universities and former member of SNCC and the Black Panthers

Friday, February 29

  • 7:00 pm – “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till,” Humanities Auditorium

Saturday, March 1

  • 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. – Civil Rights Field Trip to Memphis National Civil Rights Museum with address by Reverend Samuel Kyles.

2009 Conference

Tennessee: Segregation and Civil Rights

 

Saturday, Feb. 21, 1-6pm, Tennessee Room, McComb’s Center

  • An Afternoon of Art and Spoken Word, Sponsored by the Ken-Tenn Community Forum

Sunday, Feb. 22, 3-5pm, Harvey Vick Center, S. Fulton, TN

  • “I Am the Dream,” sponsored by the Ken-Tenn Community Forum

Monday, Feb. 23, 7pm Watkins Auditorium

  • Black History Quiz Show, sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists

Tuesday, Feb. 24: Native American Civil Rights Day

  • Native American Civil Rights Dinner, 5pm — UC Boling, Cafeteria
  • Bill Miller, keynote speaker and musician, 7pm, Watkins

Wednesday, Feb. 25:

  • Black Writers Workshop, Hortense Parrish Writing Center, noon
  • 1 pm – Tennessee Equality Project (Gay Rights Organization) sponsored by UT Office of Minority Affairs, Tennessee Room, McCombs Center
  • 2pm – Segregation and Desegregation in South Fulton, TN, Joyce Washington and Pete Algee, Tennessee Room, McCombs Center
  • 3pm – “Civil Rights: Realities, Approaches, Way Forward in the 21st Century,” Dr. Al Jordon, of the Historical Trenton Rosenwald Alumni Association, Tennessee Room, McCombs Center

Thursday, Feb. 26, Watkins, (unless otherwise noted):

  • 9:30-10: 45 – Bobby Lovett, intro to Tennessee in Segregation and Civil Rights
  • 11:00-12:15 –Segregation and Civil Rights in Fayette County, TN with Richard Saunders and Myles Wilson
  • 1:00-2:15 – Tennessee Freedom Riders Panel, confirmed three speakers, Leo Lillard, Mary Salynn McCollum, Diane Nash
  • 2:45-4:00 – Vivian and Curtis Morris, Gooch Hall Auditorium, Segregation and Integration: What was Gained and What Was Lost?
  • Keynote Address at 7pm – UTM Collegiate Gospel Choir, Presentation to Winners of Civil Rights Paper Competition, Reverend James Lawson

Friday, Feb. 27, Music in Celebration of Black Freedom

  • Sigma Tau Delta, Spoken Word Performance, 6:30 pm, Watkins
  • Brothas Keeper, spoken word performance - 7pm Watkins

Conference Coordinator

David Barber, dbarber@utm.edu

 

Past Conference Coordinator

Alice-Catherine Carls, accarls@utm.edu

 

Choir

UTM Collegiate Gospel Choir

Reverend Lawson

UTM Civil Rights Conference Keynote Speaker, 2009, Reverend Jim Lawson

UTM 10th Annual Civil Rights Conference

“Civil Rights in the Age of Obama”

 

Civil Rights

 

Entire month of February: weekly book discussion meetings on the Civil Rights Conference 2010 book, Short Stories of the Civil Rights Movement: An Anthology, Margaret Early Whitt, editor

 

Saturday, February 20

  • Ken-Tenn Homecoming and Reunion Association and Community Forum: African American History Month
  • Activities, Tennessee Room, McCombs Holland, 10am-5pm
  • For more info: kthracf@gmail.com

Sunday, February 21

  • Ken-Tenn Homecoming and Reunion Association and Community Forum: African American History Month
  • Activities, Harvey Vick Center, South Fulton, TN, 3-5pm
  • For more info: kthracf@gmail.com

Civil Rights Movie: Amistad, Steven Spielberg's classic account of an 1839 slave-ship rebellion. Watkins Auditorium 6 and 9pm. Sponsered by the UTM Student Activities Council.

 

Monday, February 22

  • 12 pm, Student Rally for Social Justice, Boling University Center and Paul Meek Library plaza
  • 7pm, Black History Quiz Bowl, Sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists

Tuesday, February 23

  • 1-3pm. "How the Lies of History Have Tarnished Our Moral Values,” Watkins Auditorium, Dr. Henry Parker, Karen Adams and Student Participants
  • Native American Civil Rights Day, Bill Miller, Watkins Auditorium, 6:30 pm. (Bill Miller, Three-time Grammy Award winning musician. For more info, see: http://www.billmiller.net/)

Wednesday, February 24

  • 12:15-12:50pm, Roundtable on Black Writers, Hortense Parrish Writing Center, 209 Humanities Bldg., Sponsored by Hortense Parrish Writing Center. Contact owl@utm.edu for more information.
  • 1-3pm, Brooke Haycock, one woman performance on contemporary issues of education and civil rights,Watkins Auditorium

Thursday, February 25: All events in Watkins Auditorium

  • 9:30-10:45: “Civil Rights in the Age of Obama,” Dr. Cynthia Griggs Fleming, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 11-12:15: “White Privilege and White Activism in the Struggle for Black Freedom,” Chude Allen and Karen Trusty
  • 1-2:15: “Racial Disparities in Health Care,” Dr. Vivian Carter, Tuskegee University
  • 2:30-3:45: “Local Civil Rights History: Fulton, and South Fulton,” Joyce Washington, T.D. Morris, and Pete Algee
  • 7pm: Keynote Address

Friday, February 26

  • Documentary Film Showing: UNNATURAL CAUSES: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? - Watkins Auditorium, 7pm

Conference Coordinator

David Barber, dbarber@utm.edu

 

Past Conference Coordinator

Alice-Catherine Carls, accarls@utm.edu

 

For Copy of Civil Rights Conference poster, click here.

For Copy of Civil Rights Conference flyer, click here.

2011 Conference Program

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Program

 

Conference Coordinator

David Barber, dbarber@utm.edu

 

Past Conference Coordinator

Alice-Catherine Carls, accarls@utm.edu

 

For Copy of Civil Rights Conference poster, click here.

For Copy of Civil Rights Conference flyer, click here.

Flyer

 

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University of Tennessee at Martin

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

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civilrights@utm.edu