American History Through an African American Lens

Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture

Upcoming Events - Civil Rights History Project - May 19 and 20

Join the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Library of Congress for two events exploring the events, actions, and experiences of participants in the Civil Rights History Project (CRHP). Hope to see you there!

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Civil Rights History Project Website Launch - May 19, 2014 

Montpelier Room, 6th Floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm - Launch of the online Civil Rights History Project Site 

  • Speakers: Roberta Shaffer (Associate Librarian for Library Services, LC) and Dr. Rex Ellis(Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture); Congressional sponsors of the CRHP bill. 
  • CRHP Collection Website Demonstration: Overview of site functions, special features, assets and samples of interviews.

2:00 pm- 3:30 pm - Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964: Memory, Legacy & The Way Forward

  • Film: The Streets of Greenwood (20 minutes)
  • Roundtable Discussion: Robert Moses (The Algebra Project), Charlie Cobb (Brown University), Dorie and Joyce Ladner (CRHP interviewees; moderator: Wesley Hogan (Duke University)

3:30 PM - 4:30 pm - Culminating Address

  • Speaker: Robert Moses (The Algebra Project.)

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This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible - May 20

Whittall Pavilion, Ground Floor, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 

Join Charlie Cobb, author, veteran activist, and visiting professor, Brown University in a discussion of his latest book entitled This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. 

Dr. Rex Ellis, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs, National Museum of African American History and Culture, will moderate a post-talk discussion and Q and A.

Additional Information

Limited on-street parking available for both events. Both buildings Metro accessible via the Orange and Blue lines using the Capital South Station.

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Photos: 

Ernest C. Withers (1922–2007), Sanitation workers assemble in front of Clayborn Temple for a solidarity march, Memphis, TN, March 28, 1968, © Ernest C. Withers Trust, Memphis, TN, Collection of National Museum of African American History and Culture, Museum purchase, TR2009-35.9

Lowndes County Man with Sign by Doug Harris, used by permission

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