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Civil Rights Movement

‘She Sang Freedom: Black Women, Music and the Struggle for Social Justice’ Feb. 21

Feb. 13, 2019—Tammy L. Kernodle, professor of musicology at Miami University of Ohio, will present an interactive program exploring how black women musicians have used music as a means of documenting and promoting the struggle for equality and social justice in America. The event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Wond'ry.

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Athletics hosts MLK Day visit to civil rights movement sites; annual trip to be named for David Williams

Jan. 28, 2019—The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day trip, now in its third year, provides members of the Vanderbilt community with the opportunity to learn more about the history of the civil rights movement and current efforts to further King’s legacy.

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Vanderbilt Osher winter term: Innovation, ‘Julius Caesar’ and more

Dec. 21, 2018—Innovative thinking in the digital age, women in the civil rights movement and acting for opera are among the winter 2019 classes offered by Vanderbilt’s Osher Institute for Lifelong Learners.

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Political surveillance of civil rights activists topic of Seigenthaler Series

Oct. 12, 2018—Political surveillance of civil rights activists is the focus of a Seigenthaler Series talk with author and journalist Marc Perrusquia at the First Amendment Center Oct. 15.

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Chancellor charges students to live out King’s legacy during MLK Day of Service

Jan. 16, 2017—Standing on the dais from which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once spoke, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos charged college students gathered Saturday at Fisk University to live out the civil rights leader's legacy.

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‘The Women of Selma’ panel discussion at Black Cultural Center March 24

Mar. 22, 2016—Three women who were civil rights activists during the 1960s will reflect on their roles in the movement during the March 24 panel discussion "At the Forefront of Freedom: The Women of Selma."

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Renowned civil rights activist Diane Nash to deliver annual Walter Murray Lecture Feb. 25

Feb. 19, 2016—Diane Nash, one of the most respected leaders of the civil rights movement, will deliver a lecture Thursday, Feb. 25, named in honor of Walter Murray, a Vanderbilt alumnus, who made history by blazing a trail at the university.

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