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Media & Civil Rights History Symposium

The Media & Civil Rights History Symposium will be held at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 2019.  The biennial event welcomes scholars from various disciplines and approaches that address the vital relationships between civil rights and public communication from local/national/transnational contexts, perspectives and periods. The symposium, which concludes with the Farrar Award in Media & Civil Rights History, takes place in conjunction with the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium.

Call for Abstracts and Proposals
(Papers, Research-in-Progress and Panels)

We are accepting abstracts (up to 500 words) for papers and panel sessions (up to 1,000 words) on all aspects of the historical relationship between media and civil rights.

Submission deadline is Monday, Dec. 17 at midnight.  Notification of acceptance will be made by Feb. 1, 2019.  

Important Dates

Fri., March 8 at noon: Symposium begins with keynote luncheon followed by afternooon programming.
Sat., March 9 at 9 a.m., Symposium program including Farrar Award luncheon.


There are two ways to register:

1. Register online and pay with credit card. Register now»

2. Register via mail and pay by check. Download form» 

Contact Us

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