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2023 Media & Civil Rights History Symposium

The biennial Media & Civil Rights History Symposium welcomes scholars from various disciplines and approaches who address the vital relationship between civil rights and public communication from local/national/transnational contexts, perspectives and periods.

The symposium includes the presentations of the 2021 and 2023 Ronald T. and Gayla D. Farrar Awards.

Keynote Speaker

Jelani Cobb, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, journalist, historian and journalism school dean, was the keynote speaker for the 2023 Media & Civil Rights History Symposium and Inclusive Excellence Research Symposium March 30-31.

The in-person event was held at the Hilton Columbia Center, a hotel just a few blocks from the University.

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Dr. Kenneth Campbell
Media & Civil Rights History Symposium
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

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