Center for Collaboration and Development

Contesting and Celebrating Citizenship: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

March 25, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7th Floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus

This event is sponsored by USM Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and USM History Department


Hugh McMahon

Attorney and Author

"The Response of the Maine Legislature and Maine Supreme Court to the US Supreme Court’s decision in the Dred Scott case”

Leroy M. Rowe

Asst. Prof. USM

“The African American Struggle for Citizenship, Equity and Inclusion: From Dred Scott to the Civil Rights Act of 1964”


Followed by a Panel Discussion on the Civil Rights Movement Panelist:

  • Eileen Eagan – Associate Professor of History, USM
  • Ida Gammon-Wilson – Co-Chair of the African American Collection of Maine Advisory Committee
  • Eric Blanchard – Was an Information Officer for the Kerner Commission, the Poor People’s Campaign, and the Commission on Religion and Race of the National Council of Churches


Tuesday, March 25th, 2013 at 6 p.m.
7th Floor Glickman Library, University Events Room
USM (Portland Campus)