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SMU experts join KERA for Freedom Summer 50th anniversary film preview & panel discussion Tuesday, June 17, 2014

During the summer of 1964, more than 700 student volunteers joined with thousands of organizers and local African Americans to register new voters in Mississippi. The violence that followed included the murders of three civil rights workers and the burning … Continue reading

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Civil rights legend to offer keynote in SMU symposium Sept. 6, 2013

On the heels of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, renowned civil rights and social justice leaders and scholars will be at SMU to discuss the future. “The End of Civil Rights in America? Reflections on the Future … Continue reading

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Living the dream: SMU celebrates MLK Day 2012 all week

SMU celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Dream Week 2012 Jan. 16-19. Sponsored by the University’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the annual observance features a variety of activities throughout the week, including opportunities for community … Continue reading

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Birmingham bombing survivor Junie Collins Williams to speak at SMU Feb. 17

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