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Conference planned on civil rights and cultural memory, Dec. 11-12

The Program in African-American Studies will sponsor a conference titled "Civil Rights and Cultural Memory: Narrative, Music, History and Law" Thursday and Friday, Dec. 11-12.

It will begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday with a screening of the film, "Boycott," in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St., followed by a discussion with the film's director, Clark Johnson, and producer, Shelby Stone. Made for Home Box Office in 2001, the Peabody Award-winning drama is based on the events surrounding the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala.

On Friday, Valerie Smith , director of the Program in African-American Studies, will provide welcoming remarks at 9:30 a.m. in McCosh 10. The rest of the day will consist of three panels in that room featuring writers and scholars discussing the civil rights movement from different perspectives. The times and topics are: 10 a.m., narratives; 1:45 p.m., music; and 3:45 p.m., history and law.

For more information, contact the Program in African-American Studies at (609) 258-1787.

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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