RU Hosting Civil Rights Conference on Feb. 26 and 27

"The Mississippi Summer Project" (photo: Steve Shapiro,

“The Mississippi Summer Project” (photo: Steve Shapiro,

Roosevelt University’s St. Clair Drake Center for African and African American Studies, the Department of History and Philosophy, and the Center for New Deal Studies are hosting and sponsoring a Civil Rights Conference – “Come Let Us Build a New World Together: 50 Years After the Mississippi Summer Project”.

All members of the Roosevelt community are invited to this important event in honor of Black History Month, the Mississippi Summer Project, the memory of the late civil rights leader Julian Bond, and to relate the movement from a half-century ago to our current movements for social justice.

The conference is being held Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in the Auditorium Building.

For more information about registration and/or volunteering, contact Professor Erik Gellman at


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