Programs and Events

As part of its mission to expose students and the general public to the culture and history of African-Americans in Montgomery and throughout the American South, the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture hosts a number of events that are open to the public. In addition to its historical documents and exhibits, the Center has welcomed many guest lecturers, scholars, and artists who have come to share their expertise and stories. Our events include a number of lectures and cultural attractions to appeal to all ages and interests.

The Center has a number of programs and events that are the cornerstones of its yearly programming, including the Ralph D. Abernathy Lecture Series and the Black Film Festival. Go to this page to learn more about these events, including when they are held.

These are events created solely for the education, empowerment, and entertainment of the young members of our community. Go to this page to learn more about the children’s programs.

This archive presents past Center events.

Alabama State University

Levi Watkins Library

Upcoming and Recent Programs

The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

Martin Luther King, Jr. Art Exhibit Opening Reception
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 6 - 8 p.m.

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E.D. Nixon Institute Phase II: African Americans and the Transformative Power of the Vote

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dunn-Oliver Acadome Banquet Room
1595 Robert C. Hatch Drive * Montgomery, AL

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The Journey to Freedom: A Mural in Eight Parts


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

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