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College to host civil rights discussion

College to host civil rights discussion

January 26, 2018

In honor of Black History Month and in partnership with the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, UA – Pulaski Tech will present a panel discussion with civil rights leaders and educators Annie Abrams, Elizabeth Eckford, and Dr. Sybil Jordan Hampton on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Center for Humanities and Arts on the UA-PTC Main Campus. The panel will be moderated by noted author and publisher, Janis F. Kearney.

Moderator Janis F. Kearney will lead a discussion between Arkansas education and civil rights leader Annie Abrams, Little Rock Nine member and author Elizabeth Eckford, and Dr. Sybil Jordan Hampton, former President of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and member of the second class of African American students entering Central High School in 1959. Panelists will discuss their memories of the iconic civil rights struggle in Little Rock, their assessment of the status of civil rights today, and their projections for the future for civil rights in America as well as Arkansas. Janis F. Kearney is the former publisher and managing editor of the Arkansas State Press and later served as presidential diarist to Bill Clinton from 1995 to 2001.

Elizabeth Eckford and Janis F. Kearney will have a book signing at the conclusion of the event.

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