Multicultural Student Affairs

Contesting and Celebrating Citizenship: Commemorating the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Library, Portland
Contact Name: 
Reza Jalali or Susan Hamilton
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5798 or 207-780-5139
Contact Email: 
reza@usm.maine.edu or shamilton@usm.maine.edu

Contesting and Celebrating Citizenship: Commemorating the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Guest Speakers, Hugh McMahon, Author and Attorney ("The Response of the Maine Legislature and Maine Supreme Court to the US Supreme Court's Decision in the Dred Scott Case") and Leroy M. Rowe, Assistant Professor at USM ("The African American Struggle for Citizenship, Equlity and Inclusion: From Dred Scott to the Civil Rights Act of 1964")

Followed by a panel discussion on the Civil Rights Movement with Eileen Eagan, Associate Professor of History, USM, Ida Gammon-Wilson- Co Chair African American Collection Advisory Committee and Eric Blanchard, Public Information Director for MLK's Poor People's Campaign, 1968