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Entangled Histories: Free Speech & Civil Rights
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Event DateThursday, July 28, 2022
Name Entangled Histories: Free Speech & Civil Rights
AddressBirmingham Museum of Art
2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35203
Brief DescriptionPoetry and Panel conversation
CategoryHistory Events
DescriptionHow has the First Amendment been invoked to help or to hinder the progress of civil rights? This discussion will examine how the mid-1960s were a turning point not only for the Civil Rights movement, but also the history of free speech in the U.S. From the Civil Rights Act to landmark Supreme Court decisions, the boundaries of the First Amendment were tested in ways that affected civil rights in the decades following.

DeJuana Thompson, President & CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, along with panelists Carlos A. Ball, Michael Harriot, and Dr. Tara Y. White will dig into the rich legacy of civil rights and advocacy that has propelled social change in Birmingham and beyond. Ashley M. Jones, Poet Laureate for the state of Alabama, will open the panel at the Birmingham Museum of Art with a reading of her own work.
Phone 1(205) 254-2565
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Costfree-registration encouraged
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Last Updated7/12/2022
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