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Tending the Light: Community Organizing & the Modern Civil Rights Movement

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Paul Robeson Campus Center

Reception to follow at the Newark Museum

Speakers: 
Bob Moses
Diane Nash
Charles Payne
Barbara Ransby
Admission:
Free
For more info:
Marisa Pierson
973-353-3896
973-353-3891

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.