Event: The U.S. Civil Rights Movement in Music, Film, Literature, and in the Streets.
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 5:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Place: National University
9388 Lightwave Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123-1426
The symposium “The U.S. Civil Rights Movement in Music, Film, Literature, and in the Streets” is a collaborative event between National University’s Center for Cultural and Ethnic Studies and the African and African-American Studies Research Center at the University of California, San Diego. The event brings together faculty from three universities and a variety of disciplines to highlight the successes, the iconic music, personalities, and literature from the Civil Rights movement. We also address the need for persistence on the part of all citizens to ensure that the dream of progress and justice for all communities is advanced.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race, but the rights of many are still not assured. Obvious racism manifests in subtle and sometimes overt manners across this nation – from San Diego to Los Angeles to New York, and to the streets of Ferguson, MO. Fifty-one years after the guarantee of civil rights, this event seeks to remember and engage the spirit of resistance to racism and oppression and to honor the sacrifices of those who gave up so much in the struggle for equality.
Event highlights may be viewed YouTube: Event Highlights
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