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

UTM Collegiate Gospel ChoirUTM Civil Rights Conference Keynote Speaker, 2009, Reverend Jim Lawson