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Event - CREATED EQUAL: AMERICA’S CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLE

Posted: March 14, 2014

The UNLV Office of Diversity Initiatives and the Wiener-Rogers Law Library, William S. Boyd School of Law present:

CREATED EQUAL:  AMERICA’S CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLE

WHAT -  A screening of excerpts from the documentary film, Freedom Riders, followed by discussion. The event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

WHEN  - Tuesday, April 1 from 5 to 6:30pm

WHERE - UNLV Student Union, Room 219

Map and Parking information at http://www.unlv.edu/maps

PANELISTS

· Professor David Tanenhaus, Chair of the UNLV History Department and James E. Rogers Professor of History and Law

· Hannah Brown, Civic and Community Leader

· Jean Childs, Former Head Start Director

· Joseph M. Neal, Jr., Former State Senator

Join us for community and student discussion and screening of excerpts from the documentary film, Freedom Riders. Celebrate the approaching 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, “Created Equal” encourages communities across the country to revisit the history of civil rights in America and to reflect on the ideals of freedom and equality that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides in our civic life.

Many thanks to Claytee White, Director, Oral History Research Center, UNLV Libraries, whose support and expertise made this event possible.