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Spring 2015 History Events

Feb. 26, 2015
Students and the Struggle for Justice: A Panel Discussion

Wilhemina Cullen Robertson Auditorium, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join us as a panel of former and current student activists discuss their roles as students in the struggle for freedom and justice. We will:

  • View clips from the Freedom Riders documentary
  • Dialogue about student's past and present involvements in social justice initiatives
  • Recognize distinguished panelists who contributed to the Civil Rights Movement

Freedom Riders posterHerbert Hamilton - Texas Southern University alumni and Civil Right activist who participated in the Freedom Ride from Los Angeles to Houston on August 9, 1961 while a students at TSU.

Rev. Dr. Virgil Wood - Baptist minister who served on the board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked directly with Martin Luther King Jr.

Biko Gray - Rice University graduate student and local activist

Tarah Taylor - UHD student and local community organizer

Sponsors: Created Equal, the Center for Critical Race Studies, the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Houston - Downtown

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