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UA Social Work Observes African-American Heritage Month with Colloquium

In observance of African-American Heritage Month, The University of Alabama School of Social Work will present a colloquium Feb. 20 at noon in room 223 of Little Hall.

U.S. District Judge to Deliver Keynote at Voting Rights Act Symposium at UA

U.S. District Judge Myron H. Thompson will deliver the keynote address for the Alabama Law Review symposium as it marks the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act at noon Feb. 27 at The University of Alabama School of Law.

UA to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the Stand in the Schoolhouse Door

Fifty years after the first two African-American students enrolled at The University of Alabama following then Gov. George Wallace’s unsuccessful “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door,” UA will commemorate that historic day and celebrate 50 years of progress with two public events – a program featuring speakers and musical performances on June 11 and an interfaith prayer breakfast on June 7.

Montgomery First Stop for Coretta Scott King Biography Tour, Release of UA Press’ Book Nears

Bernice A. King will tour the state to promote a biography on her mother, Coretta Scott King. The tour’s first stop is April 28 at Alabama State University in Montgomery.

UA Student Selected to Board the Bus for Freedom Ride Commemoration

Marshall Houston, a University of Alabama senior majoring in economics and English, will be one of 40 college students from across the country participating in the 2011 Student Freedom Ride, a learning opportunity for college students in conjunction with the broadcast of the upcoming PBS “American Experience” film “Freedom Riders” and the 50th anniversary of the May 1961 Freedom Rides.

Three Reporters to Discuss Civil Rights at UA Panel Discussion

Three Southern reporters whose work has led to numerous convictions in decades-old killings during the civil rights era will speak Thursday, March 31, at The University of Alabama.

Civil Rights Pioneer, Education Advocate to Speak at UA’s Women’s History Month Lecture

The University of Alabama School of Social Work will welcome civil rights pioneer and education advocate Ethel Hall to speak for its first-ever Women’s History Month lecture Monday, March 28 at 3 p.m. in 223 Little Hall on the UA campus.

Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Author to Speak at Realizing the Dream Banquet

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff will be the speaker for the third annual Legacy Banquet hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. Realizing the Dream Committee and the Tuscaloosa Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

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