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February 2017

13th: the documentary

February 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richland Library Theater, 1431 Assembly St.
Columbia, SC United States
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A Netflix Original Documentary from Ava DuVernay, director of “Selma.” In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians explore our nation’s history of racial injustice with an in-depth look at the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison system. Seating is limited.

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Capturing the Civil Rights Movement with Cecil Williams

February 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, 1322 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29208 United States
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For over sixty years, Orangeburg native Cecil J. Williams has photographed powerful moments in civil rights history. The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the USC Center for Civil Rights History & Research invite you to a lunchtime presentation as Mr. Williams reflects upon historic events culled from for his vast photograph collection. Several of Mr. Williams’ images will be on display. Visitors may also see exhibits that chronicle civil rights activities drawn from the University’s archival collections.

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A Charge to Keep: The Legacy of Civil Rights Activism with honored guest Bishop John Hurst Adams

February 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Capstone Conference Room, 902 Barnwell St.
Columbia, SC 29208 United States
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The University of South Carolina Center for Civil Rights History and Research welcomes the public to “A Charge to Keep: the Legacy of Civil Rights Activism,” an event to celebrate newly opened and digitized University Libraries’ civil rights collections, with honored guest retired AME Bishop John Hurst Adams. Adams— a pastor, bishop, civil rights activist, educator, college president and lifelong advocate for racial justice — is a Columbia, South Carolina native whose work has impacted campuses, congregations and communities nationwide.

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March 2017

Ending Zero Tolerance: The Crisis of Absolute School Discipline

March 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
First Cavalry Baptist Church, 1401 Pine Street
Columbia, SC United States
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A talk and book signing with author and Professor Derek Black about his book which discusses the calls of grassroots communities pressing for integration and increased education funding with a complete rethinking of school discipline.

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Media & Civil Rights History Symposium

March 30, 2017 - April 1, 2017
School of Journalism and Mass Communications, 800 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 800 Sumter Street United States
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The Media & Civil Rights History Symposium will be held at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, March 30-April 1, 2017.  Held during the full bloom of the South Carolina spring, the biennial event brings together civil rights and media historians to share historical knowledge on the vital relationships between civil rights and various types of public communication. We welcome scholars from various disciplines, and we invite work that approaches civil rights and media history from a range of…

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April 2017

James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture

April 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of South Carolina Alumni Center, 900 Senate St.
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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The Arnold School’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Department of Health Services Policy and Management along with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Office of Health Equity and the USC Office of Civil Rights History and Research will host the 10th annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture, which is free and open to the public, on Tuesday, April 18 at 10 a.m. at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center (900 Senate St. Columbia, S.C. 29201). The theme of the program is Bridging Health Equity Across Communities. The 2017 Clyburn Lecture will feature Natalie S. Burke as the keynote speaker.

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