Past Conference Programs

Lindsay Anderson

Anthony Prewitt

Henri Giles

University of Tennessee at Martin

Martin, TN 38238

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civilrights@utm.edu


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. Sponsored 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

Flyer

Conference Program:

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

 

Schedule

Flyer

16th annual civil rights conference

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

Saturday, February 13.

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.

Sunday, February 14.

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

Monday, February 15.

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

Tuesday, February 16.

7:30pm. - Roots of Rhythm, Harriet Fulton Theater, Fine Arts Building*

Wednesday, February 17.

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.

Thursday, February 18.

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.

  • UTM Collegiate Gospel Choir
  • Reverend Dr. William Barber, II. “Unfinished Business and the Continuing Struggle for Civil Rights.”

Friday, February 19.

11am. - Roots of Rhythm, Discovery Park

Saturday, February 20.

11:30am and 1:30pm. - Roots of Rhythm, Discovery Park

Flyer

From Dream To Woke - 18th Annual UT Martin Civil Rights Conference 50 Years After Dr. King's Assassination

Events

Wednesday February 14

12pm: “Heritage or Hate: Forum on Confederate Monuments,” Dr. David Coffey

Sunday February 18

6 & 9 pm: “Detroit” SAC- sponsored movie

Monday February 19

12 pm “Black Writers Reading Roundtable,” UTM Writing Center, 209 Humanities

7 pm “From Dream to Woke,” Florence Roach and UTM Theater Students, original play

Tuesday February 20

1 pm “Double Jeopardy: Crossroads of Discrimination,” Dr. Marisa Richmond, Professor, Women and Gender Studies, MTSU, and frst president of the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition

2:30 pm “Athletes and the Civil Rights Movement,” panel, Dr. David Coffey, chair

7pm Roots of Rhythm, Harriet Fulton Theater, Fine Arts Building, $5 admission

Wednesday February 21

11 am “Understanding Cultural Diversity Workshop,” sponsored by UTM Social Work Association, UC 206

12 pm Roots of Rhythm, Harriet Fulton Theater, Fine Arts Building, $5 admission

7 pm “Night of Dance and Spoken Word,” with spoken word artists Imani Cezanne, Samuel Hawkins, and the Judith Jamison Dancers

Thursday February 22

ALL DAY VOTING IN PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR CIVIL RIGHTS CONFERENCE ART CONTEST

9:30 am “The Last Year of Dr. King’s Life,” Ryan Jones, National Civil Rights Museum Historian

11 am “From Memphis to St.Louis”, Adolphus Pruitt, Chairman of the St. Louis Chapter of NAACP and Beverly Robertson, former President, National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis

1 pm “The White Church and the Civil Rights Movement,” Reverend George Pasley, pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Martin

2:30 pm Black Student Association Presidents Panel with BSA presidents from UTM, UTK, UTC, and University of Memphis

7 pm: Keynote Event:
– Voices of Harmony
– Keynote Address: “From Dream to Woke,” Bobby Seale, Co-founder and frst Chairman of the Black Panther Party

Friday February 23

1 pm Civil Rights Art Contest Awards Ceremony, Watkins Foyer Area

2 pm “Why Do We Create Art?” Carl Moore, Art Contest Juror

Saturday February 24

7:30am National Civil Rights Museum trip - Sponsored by Trinity Presbyterian, $10 museum admission, meet at UC in front of Watkins, 7:30AM

Power Protest and Privilege: Examining the fractured state of America

Events

February 2, 2021 – Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Nikki Giovanni (Tennessean by Birth: Poet by Choice); (co-sponsored by Multicultural Affairs & UTM Flight Crew) 7pm

February 3, 2021 – Black History Month Trivia (co-sponsored by Multicultural Affairs & UTM Flight Crew) 11am – 1pm

  • Boling University Center Hallway

February 3, 2021 – Confederate Monument Documentary & Discussion: Dr. David Coffey (sponsored by the UTM Civil Rights Conference & The Department of History and Philosophy) 7pm

February 8, 2021 – Know Your Rights: What to Do When Pulled Over or Protesting – David Moore; Police Management Consultant UT MTAS (sponsored by the UTM Civil Rights Conference) 7pm

February 9, 2021 – LGBT+ People of Color: A Community Within A Community: Dr. Marisa Richmond; Women’s & Gender Studies Program (sponsored by the UTM Civil Rights Conference) 7pm

February 10, 2021 – Alumni Engagement Series: Black Authors & Their Stories (sponsored by Multicultural Affairs) 7pm

February 11, 2021 – Local Lynchings and Why They Still Matter (co-sponsored by Weakley County Reconciliation Project and The UTM Civil Rights Conference) 7pm

February 15, 2021 – Alumni Engagement Series: The Blue Line and the Color Line: Law Enforcement From the Perspectives of People of Color  (sponsored by Multicultural Affairs) 7pm

February 16, 2021 – Black History Month Speaker: Jarrod Benjamin; LEAD Firm (Change Agent Leaders: From Oppressed to Success); (co-sponsored by Multicultural Affairs & UTM Flight Crew) 7pm

February 17, 2021 – Black Alumni Experience (co-sponsored by Multicultural Affairs / the UTM Civil Rights Conference) 7pm

February 18, 2021 – Civil Rights Conference Keynote Speaker: Van Jones (Rebuild the Dream: The Next American Economy); (co-sponsored by the UTM Civil Rights Conference, Multicultural Affairs, & UTM Flight Crew) 7pm

February 22, 2021 – Literature of Protest: A Reading Roundtable (hosted by the Writing Center as part of the UTM Civil Rights Conference) 4:00pm

February 23, 2021 – Civil Rights Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Dr. Robin DiAngelo (Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America; White Fragility); (sponsored by the UTM Civil Rights Conference) 7pm

February 24, 2021 – Movie: Just Mercy (co-sponsored by Multicultural Affairs, the UTM Civil Rights Conference, and UTM Flight Crew) 2:30pm

  • The Cine Theater

February 25, 2021: We See Ourselves (a Tuba performance by Dr. Steven Darling) co-sponsored by the Civil Rights Conference and UTM Music

Lindsay Anderson

Anthony Prewitt

Henri Giles

University of Tennessee at Martin

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

Em:

civilrights@utm.edu