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Wednesday, April 9 • 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement: Views from the Front Line
Three civil rights legends look back at the movement they helped to forge, and how it continues to resonate in America today, while exploring the civil rights issues of the 21st century

Introduction: Bernice A. King, Chief Executive Officer, The King Center



Moderators
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Lonnie G. Bunch, III

Founding Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Historian, author, curator, and educator, Lonnie G. Bunch, III is the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.  The museum will be built on the national Mall on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument and opposite the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. As a public historian, a scholar who brings history to the people, Bunch has spent nearly 30... Read More →

Speakers
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Julian Bond

Former Chairman, NAACP
Julian Bond is a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement. While a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, he helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and served as communications director. He was elected Board Chairman of the NAACP in 1998. Bond graduated from Morehouse and helped found the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was the organization's president from 1971 to 1979. Bond was elected to the Georgia House of... Read More →
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John Lewis

U.S Representative, Georgia
Often called "one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced," John Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls "The Beloved Community” in America. His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won him the admiration of many of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the United States Congress. He was born the son... Read More →
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Andrew Young

Former Congressman and United Nations Ambassador
Andrew Young has always viewed his career through the lens of his first career - that of ordained minister.  His work for civil and human rights, his many years in public office as Congressman, United Nations Ambassador and Mayor, his leadership of the Atlanta Olympic Games, his advocacy of investment in Africa through GoodWorks International, and the establishment of the Andrew J. Young Foundation are all a response to his call to serve... Read More →


Wednesday April 9, 2014 2:40pm - 4:00pm
LBJ Auditorium