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. The principal purpose of the PATRONS is to support the National Center and its mission through fund-raising and volunteer activities.
A slideshow detailing information about the members of the PATRONS group and the services and programs it provides.
To carry out its purpose, the PATRONS support group is guided by the following objectives:
- To plan and execute events and projects for cultural enrichment and fund-raising;
- To provide a pool of responsible and informed volunteers who will assist with National Center activities (e. g. collections, exhibitions, tours, research, cultural programs, local school projects);
- To increase community awareness of and support for the National Center.
Membership in the PATRONS of the National Center is open to individuals, corporations, businesses, organizations, and other legal entities interested in supporting the purpose, objectives, and activities of the PATRONS and of the National Center.
Join the PATRONS and support the National Center in collecting, preserving, and disseminating information about the Civil Rights Movement and African-American culture, with a focus on Alabama and Montgomery.
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Upcoming and Recent Programs
The Annual Ralph D. Abernathy Civil Rights Lecture Series
In 1955, Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy helped organize the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) and worked with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a key leader of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Named in memory of the noted ASU graduate and civil rights leader, this annual lecture series honors the legacy of well-known and little-known activists who contributed to the success of the modern civil rights movement. Sponsored in partnership with the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA).
Lift Every Voice:
A newsletter from The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University. Fall 2015, Vol. 1, Issue 1.
A Visual Interpretation of African-Americans’ Struggle for Recognition as Human Beings and First-Class Citizens
Commissioned by The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University
- National Center Honors Alumnus for Outstanding Years of Service
- 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
- Harlem churches see gospel tourist boom on Sundays
- A Plot of Land, a Path to Freedom
- Tourism tax, like all taxes, should have a sunset