Voting Rights Symposium


By Alabama News Network HR

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM until 12:30 PM

Location: Alabama State University-Denise Chapman Auditorium of the John L. Buskey Health Sciences Building

Phone: (334) 229-4824



Event Description

The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University is sponsoring a civil rights symposium titled “The Role of Montgomery in Alabama Blacks’ Struggle for Voting Rights” on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

The symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Denise Chapman Auditorium of the John L. Buskey Health Sciences Building, and will consist of two panel discussions.

The first panel will begin at 8:30 and will discuss “Student Activism in 1965.” Speakers will include Willie Ricks, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Gwen Patton, former Tuskegee Institute Senior Class President/Tuskegee institute Advancement League (TIAL).

The second panel will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will discuss “Alabama State University and the Voting Rights Movement.” Speakers will include Dorothy Frazier Piedrahita, former ASU student leader/ SNCC, and Doug McCants, former ASU student leader/SNCC.

For more information, contact the National Center at 334-229-4824 or go to

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