Welcome to the National Center Website!
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...
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...
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.
Upcoming and Recent Programs
Violence In Your Face: Intervene or "It's Going Down"
Levi Watkins Learning Center
First Floor Lecture Hall
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | 11 a.m.
Moderator: Dr. Howard Robinson, University Archivist
Sponsored by the:
Cultural Heritage Committee of the Levi Watkins Learning Center with The Orientation First Year Experience Seminar
The Violence Against WoMen Program
The Family Sunshine Center
Art & Jazz:
The Colvin-Feagin Annual Community Art Show
Exhibit Opening and Artists’ Reception. Featuring Local Artists and Jazz.
Friday, September 11, 2015 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
1345 Carter Hill Road | Montgomery, Alabama
Exhibit Dates: September 11, 2015 - January 20, 2016
National Center Closure Dates
Please note that the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture at Alabama State University will be closed on the following dates:
- Saturday, October 10, 2015
- Saturday, November 14, 2015
- Saturday, November 21, 2015
- November 26-29, 2015
If you have questions or would like to schedule a tour of the Center for a different date, please contact us at 334/229-4824.
- Remembering civil rights activist Medgar Evers
- New president brings sense of urgency to Morehouse
- Jeannie Graetz Literacy Program
- Inscription On Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial To Be Removed
- King's Forgotten Manifesto