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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...
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
Murder in Lowndes County, Alabama:
The 1947 Lynching of Elmore Bolling
Black Businessman, Philanthropist and Farmer. Featuring his daughter, Josephine Bolling McCall. With a special presentation and exhibit by Equal Justice Initiative.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
The National Center, 1345 Carter Hill Road
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
- 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