Event: Entangled Histories of Free Speech and Civil RightsBreaking News
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ENTANGLED HISTORIES: FREE SPEECH & CIVIL RIGHTS FROM THE 1960’S TO TODAY
Thursday, July 28, 2022 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm CT
Birmingham Museum of Art2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd Birmingham, AL 35203205.254.2565https://www.artsbma.org/
How has the First Amendment been invoked to help or to hinder the progress of civil rights? This discussion will examine how the mid-1960s were a turning point not only for the Civil Rights movement, but also the history of free speech in the U.S. From the Civil Rights Act to landmark Supreme Court decisions, the boundaries of the First Amendment were tested in ways that affected civil rights in the decades following.
DeJuana Thompson, President & CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, along with panelists Carlos A. Ball, Michael Harriot, and Dr. Tara Y. White will dig into the rich legacy of civil rights and advocacy that has propelled social change in Birmingham and beyond. Ashley M. Jones, Poet Laureate for the state of Alabama, will open the panel at the Birmingham Museum of Art with a reading of her own work.