The Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement Conference
March 28-29, 2014 — Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
Allegheny College will host a two-day undergraduate conference on March 28-29, 2014 on the legacies of the Civil Rights Movement. This event will bring five nationally recognized scholars and activists together with students to investigate the pasts, presents, and futures of civil rights. Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, forty-nine after the Voting Rights Act of 1965, this conference will consider the victories, failures, limits, and possibilities we envision across a broad spectrum of social concerns. The five keynote speakers will reflect upon the rights of the disabled, of LGBTI, of women, and of Native Americans and African Americans, in the light of these landmark Acts, current events, and recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. Our five keynote addresses will anchor the undergraduate conference of papers and panel sessions in which these keynote speakers will also be intimately engaged.