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National Center’s Mission

The Mission of the Alabama State University Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture is two-fold: to serve as a clearinghouse for information concerning Montgomery, Alabama's pivotal role in the shaping and development of the modern civil rights movement...

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National Center’s Vision

In August of 1997, then Alabama State University president Dr. William H. Harris assembled selected staff, faculty, and administrators to determine the feasibility of creating a center for civil rights research. Out of that meeting, Dr. Janice Franklin was selected to serve as project director...

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Patrons of the National Center

The PATRONS of the National Center is a support and advocacy group for the National Center. The organization offers opportunities for interested community groups, businesses, and individuals to connect to, celebrate, and contribute to the National Center and to the advancement of its mission.

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Upcoming and Recent Programs

April 28

Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail: 50th Anniversary Lecture Series

The Student Movement In Montgomery: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, April 28, 6:00 PM
Levi Watkins Learning Center, Lecture Hall
Alabama State University
1140 North University Drive
Montgomery, Alabama

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March 6 - August 28

50th Anniversary Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March: A Celebration of Freedom and Democracy

A juried exhibition from members of the National Alliance Of Artists from Historically Black Colleges And Universities (NAAHBCU)

Artists’ Reception
March 22, 2015 | 3 ‐ 5 p.m.
1345 Carter Hill Road
Montgomery, Alabama

Exhibit runs March 6 - August 28 (Excluding Holidays)

For more information, call 334-229-4824 or 334-229-4106.

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