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  • Faculty invited to Civil Rights Exhibit Library of Congress

    February 18, 2015 | By lgolemon
    Categories: Faculty, Executive Director

    Consortium Faculty are invited to an exclusive

    Tour of the special Civil Rights Exhibit & an Orientation to collections in African-American History and the American Folklife Center

    at the Library of Congress
    101 Independence Avenue, SE
    Washington DC 20540

    Friday , February 27, 2015 (9:45 a.m-Lunch)

    Limited Space, RSVP today  [email protected]

    Ella Baker co-founder SCLC
    Ella Baker, co-founder of Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    MLK sketched

    Martin Luther King Jr. featured in an Arabic Comic Book

    Attorneys for Brown v. Ferguson
    Hayes, Marshall, Nabrit


    9:45 AM: Arrival of WTC participants at LC

    10 AM: Orientation to Collections related to Civil Rights Exhibit by: Adrienne Cannon (African-American History and Culture Specialist
    and Guha Shanker ( Folklife Specialist in the American Folklife Center)

    These are Library of Congress collections in Manuscripts and Folklife relating to religion/church activity in the fight for civil rights, but also the larger issues of social justice, and African American and American history for this period.

    11:15-12:00: Docent-led tour of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Exhibit

    This exhibition, which commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, explores the events that shaped the civil rights movement, as well as the far-reaching impact the act had on a changing society. The act is considered the most significant piece of civil rights legislation since Reconstruction, as it prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Audio-visual stations throughout the exhibition present archival footage of the era, as well as contemporary interviews with civil rights leaders reflecting on the civil rights era.

    Noon-1:30  Lunch hosted by the Consortium

    Space limited, so RSVP now!   [email protected]