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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

The 17th Annual Patrons and Donors Reception Presentation


The Patrons and Donors Reception at Alabama State University (ASU) is held to recognize and honor individuals and organizations that have contributed financial or material donations to the University.

Sunday, August 30, 2020
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT

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2020 Colvin-Feagin Virtual Community Art Show


Join us for the virtual opening of the Colvin-Feagin Community Art Show.

Virtual Exhibition Opening Date:
September 14, 2020

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Voting Rights Revisited: The Urgency of Now - The 1965 Voting Rights Act and Twenty-first Century Challenges to American Democracy


Commemorating the Fifty-fifth Anniversary of the Passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act

August 6, 2020 at 6 p.m.

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