In partnership with the Blacks in America: 400 Years Plus Trilogy, the University Libraries’ Mary Curtis Horowitz Lecture for Civil Engagement and Social Policy is sponsoring the event Civil Rights—Past and Present. Dr. Cornell W. Brooks, former NAACP president and CEO, will deliver the keynote speech at the event. His talk is the first lectureship in the Horowitz Lecture series, which addresses topics pertaining to civil rights, social movements, and social policy.
Civil Rights—Past and Present is aligned with Juneteenth, which commemorates June 19, 1865, when the abolition of slavery was announced. The event will include performances by the Missouri AME Conference Choir, Better Family Life’s K.Y.P.E. dance troupe, and more. The event is free and open to all. Parking is free in any Washington University garage (the Danforth University Center garage is recommended). Registration is requested.