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Keynote speaker Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds, civil rights attorney and director of the Community Justice Project at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, will share her views on the status of Dr. Martin Luther King’s "Dream" today. Her talk will be followed by a discussion with a panel of local civil rights activists and change agents involved in key civil rights and social justice efforts including Julia Freeman, Organizing Apprenticeship Project; Mark Robinson, Empower MSP; Kenneth Eban, Students for Education Reform Minnesota; Kandace Montgomery, TakeAction Minnesota; and Anthony Newby, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change.
Co-sponsored by the African American Leadership Forum, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and the Roy Wilkins Center at the Humphrey School.
Keeping Faith with a Legacy of Justice: This is one of several civil rights-related events the Humphrey School of Public Affairs will host as we approach the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. More so than any single law, this legislation was responsible for hastening the demise of de jure segregation in many parts of the country. No United States lawmaker was more responsible for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than Hubert H. Humphrey, and he regarded its passage as a crowning achievement of his political career. During 2014, the Humphrey School and community partners will sponsor a range of activities to mark the anniversary of this critically important legislation, recommit to civil rights principles, and increase awareness of contemporary civil rights issues.
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