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Media & Civil Rights History symposium

Previous Symposiums

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2015 - Peniel Joseph

"Black Power, Imagination and the Media” was the theme for the third biennial Media & Civil Rights History Symposium held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. “The theme is intentionally expanding the time frame of civil rights research, ” said Christopher Frear, a journalism doctoral student and the three-day symposium’s co-director. 

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2013 - Katherine Mellen Charron

Katherine Mellen Charron, author and associate professor of history at North Carolina State University, keynote address on her book, "Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark,"

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2011 - Isabel Wilkerson

Isabel Wilkerson was the keynote speaker at the 36th annual AEJMC Southeast Colloquium. She spoke on the 15-year venture of writing the award-winning The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, a story centered on three African-Americans who left the south in hopes of a better life in the north, east and west.