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EXPLORING THE TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA: 1963-1968 / 2013-2018




























Spring 2014 Calendar of Signature Events



CENTER ON RACE AND INEQUALITY’S 5TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. JUSTICE LECTURE
 “1964: American Progress, Possibilities, and Problems”​

Thursday, January 23, 2014 5:30 PM
Chao Auditorium – University of Louisville Library, Belknap Campus











The 2014 CRI Martin Luther King, Jr. Justice Lecture is largely sponsored by the LIBERAL STUDIES PROJECT directed by Dr. John Hale and coordinated by Dr. Janna Tajibaeva. Visit the Liberal Studies Program.

Contact Dr. Ricky L. Jones at ricky.jones@louisville.edu 

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J. BLAINE HUDSON SATURDAY ACADEMY
“Post-Civil Rights, Post-Race, Post-Struggle: American Political Progress and the Black Community”

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED
DuValle Education Center, 3610 Bohne Ave.

Featuring the Power Panel of: Phillip Bailey, NPR Political Editor, Host of "Noise & Notes," and 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award Winner; Sadiqa N. Reynolds, Chief of Community Building, Office of the Mayor; and Roger Wilson, Jefferson County Clerk's Office and Eminent Political Analyst

The return of Saturday Academy offers participants an exclusive overview of PROJECT PROGRESS and an exploration of important trends in black politics and legislation since 1964. Where do black America and the city of Louisville stand as the country's first black president prepares to exit office?

















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PAS/CRI SPRING LECTURE
“The Movement's Outlaws: When the Civil Rights Movement Stood Up”

This event has been postponed until Fall 2013









For more information contact Dr. W.S. Tkweme at tkweme@louisville.edu or by phone at (502) 852-5985.

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A.C.E.S. 2014 : ACADEMIC.CULTURAL.ENGAGEMENT.SOCIAL JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM

Friday, February 14, 20149:00 am to 4:00 pm
University of Louisville’s Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus











Visit A.C.E.S. homepage.

You may also contact Kathryn Gardner Adamchik at (502) 852-3222 or Dr. Carson Byrd at (502) 852-5985.
2014 A.C.E.S is sponsored by the LIBERAL STUDIES PROJECT directed by Dr. John Hale and coordinated by Dr. Janna Tajibaeva. Visit the Liberal Studies Program.

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41st Dr. Joseph H. McMillan National Conference on the Black Family in America
“PROJECT PROGRESS: 50 Years of Progress and Struggle: Where Do We Go From Here?”

Thursday, March 6 – Saturday, March 8, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport
 and the University of Louisville















Spring 2014 signature events wrap up with the historic Black Family Conference. The conference offers its usual mix of outstanding nationally reknowned and local academic and community scholars who will explore various aspects of how far we’ve come, where we are, and where we’re going.

Visit the Black Family Conference’s Homepage. 

You may also send electronic mail inquiries to: bfc@louisville.edu or make contact by phone at: 502-852-6656

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PROJECT PROGRESS is a University of Louisville initiative designed to deeply explore the major events, contributors, philosophies, organizations, legislation, and real world outcomes of the last five years of what Peniel Joseph calls "the heroic period" of the American Civil Rights Movement (1963-1968). It is coordinated by the Department of Pan-African Studies and the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs. We look forward to seeing you at PROJECT PROGRESS: 1964 events. 

PROJECT PROGRESS Partners include:

Department of Pan-African Studies
Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs
Liberal Studies Program
Center on Race and Inequality (CRI)
Commission on Diversity, Race, and Equality (CODRE)
Black Faculty and Staff Association
Anne Braden Institute
Muhammad Ali Institute
A&S Dean’s Office
UofL Cultural Center
Peace, Justice and Conflict Transformation Program
Brandeis School of Law Diversity Committee
U of L LGBT Center
Office of the Mayor and Chief of Community Building
St. Stephen Church
Simmons College of Kentucky
Louisville NAACP
Louisville Urban League

For general information contact the offices of Dr. Ricky L. Jones (502) 852-5985 or Dr. Mordean Taylor-Archer (502) 852-5719








WELCOME TO THE FUTURE!

Speaker: Dr. Matthew WhitakerFoundation Professor of History and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, Arizona State University

Author of Peace Be Still: Modern Black America from World War II to Barack Obama (University of Nebraska Press) 

Speaker: Dr. Akinyele UmojaChair, Department of African American Studies, Georgia State University

Author of We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement (NYU Press).

Since 2010, A.C.E.S. has offered a full day campus conference concentrating on various issues impacting students of color (specifically blacks and Latinos). 1964 marked the 10-year anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education (Topeka, KS) - the landmark decision that struck down “Separate, but Equal.” How serious are the issues of race and diversity that still face American education?