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Salt Lake Community College joins with the University of Utah, Utah Valley University, and Westminster College in hosting symposia commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. Events at all four schools are related to the Center for Documentary Arts exhibit, This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, which will open at The Leonardo in downtown Salt Lake City in October. Events at SLCC include the following.

Noon 1:30 PM STC, Oak Room Panel Discussion: Freedoms Struggle Then and Now
Charles Cobb, Jr., author, poet, journalist. Field secretary for Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi, 1962-1970; originated Freedom School proposal that became part of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project. Author of several books, including On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail. Mr. Cobb will also deliver a keynote address Monday evening. (See below). Rev. France Davis Pastor, Salt Lake Citys Calvary Baptist Church; Member, Utah State Board of Regents; participated in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, including marching from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery; long-time Utah activist; author of Light in the Midst of Zion: A History of Black Baptists in Utah, 1892-1996, and his autobiography, France Davis: An American Story. Simon Canterero Attorney at Law; Past President of the Utah Minority Bar Association, which strives to promote diversity and address issues that impact people of color. Millie Sparks Professor of Developmental Education and Director of the SLCC Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, and past president of the Utah State Office of Black Affairs. A participant in the 1955-56 Montgomery Alabama Bus Boycott. Margaret Red Elk member of the Assiniboine and Yankton tribes of the Sioux Nation; graduate of Brigham Young University; elementary school teacher in Heber City, Utah for 29 years.

Monday, September 19

4:305:30 PM STC, Oak Room Concert: Spook Handy The Music of the Civil Rights Movement
The best description of Spooks musical style comes from fellow songwriter briz who says: The lyrical wit of John Prine, the humor of Arlo Guthrie, the sincerity of John Denver, the boldness of Bob Dylan and the courage of Pete Seeger meld into a cohesive unit that emerges full of hope and promise. Awards and accolades: Spook has performed dozens of prestigious festivals throughout America, including the Kerrville Folk Festival and Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival and has received numerous awards and accolades.

7 9 PM STC, Oak Room Keynote Address by Charles Cobb, Jr. To Form a More Perfect Union: Freedoms Struggle Then and Now.

1 2:30 PM STC, Oak Room A Conversation with Charles Cobb, Jr.

Tuesday, September 20

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