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Media and Civil Rights History Symposium

March 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - March 26, 2021 @ 4:30 pm

Register now to join us for the Media and Civil Rights History Symposium, featuring keynote speaker Nikole Hannah-Jones! The Symposium is hosted by the School of Journalism and Mass Communications in the College of Information and Communications in collaboration with the Center for Civil Rights History and Research.  All sessions are free and open to the public and will be presented virtually:

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Session 1 – Opening Session: Civil Rights in South Carolina
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Claudia Smith Brinson, author, Stories of Struggle: The Clash over Civil Rights in South Carolina in conversation with civil rights photographer and author Cecil Williams and author and civil rights activist James Felder

Friday, March 26, 2021

Session 2 – Research Session: MAC 50th Anniversary
9 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.

Session 3 – Panel Discussion: John McCray and Modjeska Simkins: Two South Carolina Civil Rights Activists and Historic Journalists
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Session 4 – Keynote: Nikole Hannah-Jones
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones in conversation with Dr. Bobby Donaldson and Dr. Nicole Cooke. Hannah-Jones, a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, won the award for commentary in 2020 for her essay introducing the landmark 1619 Project.
Sponsored by UofSC College of Information and Communications and the UofSC Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Session 5 – Panel: Social Justice and the Media: Views from the Road
1:45 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Session 6 – The Civil Rights Documentaries of Steve Crump 
3:15 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

For more information and to register for one or more sessions, click here.


March 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
March 26, 2021 @ 4:30 pm