Tending the Light: Community Organizing & the Modern Civil Rights Movement
Reception to follow at the Newark Museum
The determined grassroots efforts of individuals who drove the struggle for Civil Rights during the 1960s will be explored at the 2014 Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, "Tending the Light: Community Organizing and the Modern Civil Rights Movement."
The daylong conference features four distinguished speakers: Bob Moses, civil rights movement veteran and president and founder of The Algebra Project Diane Nash, civil rights movement veteran Charles Payne, the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago Barbara Ransby, Professor of History and African-American Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
A reception to follow at the Newark Museum featuring live musical entertainment by the Bradford Hayes Trio.
Free and open to the public.