"We the People," public meetings at Tougaloo College(More about event)
Your rights as an American citizen under the U.S. Constitution to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness regardless of color, gender or religion. Come and hear about the struggle of Mississippians for human and civil rights from 1960 to today. This event is free and open to the public-all are welcome.
All events take place in the Bennie G. Thompson Center Auditorium at Tougaloo College.
“Setting the Stage for the 1964 Summer Project”
Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 9:00am ‐ 12:00pm
The fight for Mississippians to register to vote and to hold elected political office.
Participants: Representatives from the NAACP, CORE, SNCC, and those who housed summer volunteers
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
“The U.S. Department of Justice and the Struggle for Civil Rights”
Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The role of the Federal government in helping Mississippians to register to vote and hold public office.
Participants: John Doar (Assist. Attorney General for Civil Rights), representatives from NAACP, CORE, SNCC
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE
“The Path Forward”
Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
The strategy for getting the right to vote as an affirmative constitutional right.
Participants: Margaret Burnham (Northeastern Univ. Law School), Peggy Cooper‐Davis (New York Univ. Law School), Carroll Rhodes, Esq. (Hazelhurst, MS), Hollis Watkins (MS Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement)
MISSISSIPPIANS’ ECONOMIC STRUGGLE
“Slavery by Another Name”
Thursday, May 10, 2012, 9:00am -11:00am
Major economic events that have affected the lives of Black people in Mississippi.
Participants: Derrick Johnson (MS State Conf. Pres., NAACP), Bob King (Pres., UAW), Douglas Blackmon (author “Slavery by Another Name”), and Frank Smith (President, African American Civil War Museum)
For free registration in advance or if you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Woodall, at (601) 720‐3346, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Date/Time: 05/09/12 at 09:00 am - 05/10/12 at 11:00 am
Department: Center for African American Studies