Former Nationwide NAACP President to Speak at ASU’s Abernathy Lecture Series!

WHEN: Monday (Dec. 4) from 6 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: First Baptist Church, 347 North Ripley Street, across from the MPD headquarters.

Alabama State University’s National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African-American Culture will host its annual Ralph D. Abernathy Civil Rights Lecture Series titled: “A Celebration of the 62nd Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott,” which will take place on Monday (December 4, 2017.  The event will take place at the First Baptist Church, 347 North Ripley Street, from 6-8 p.m. 

It is free and open to the public.

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This year’s theme is “The Mass Meetings of the Montgomery Bus Boycott: The Audacity of Courage and Commitment.”

Cornell William Brooks, activist and former president of the NAACP, will serve as the guest speaker.

The program is designed to recapture the spirit of the boycott’s Mass Meetings through music and oratory. Attendees will include local civic and civil rights leaders, ASU administrators, faculty, civil rights activists, staff, students, members of the clergy, and individuals who continue to hold in high esteem the gallant efforts of Montgomery’s black citizens who successfully challenged discrimination on municipal buses. The program will also pay tribute to ASU civil rights activists involved in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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