UTM 10th Annual Civil Rights Conference
“Civil Rights in the Age of Obama”

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


Check out our UTM Civil Rights Conference Facebook Page

For Copy of Civil Rights Conference poster, click here.

For Copy of Civil Rights Conference flyer, click here.


To contact the Civil Rights planning committee:  civilrights@utm.edu