Reel Civil Rights Film Festival Anniversary Commemoration & Reception

Little Rock, AR

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WEDNESDAY , September 25
6 p.m. ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION & RECEPTION/ RECOGNITION OF LOCAL ACTIVIST ANNIE ABRAMS and KEYNOTE ADDRESS featuring MYRLIE EVERS-WILLIAMS, WIDOW OF CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST MEDGAR EVERS In the spirit of the anniversary date of the 1957 Little Rock Central High School crisis, our own Annie Abrams, local and nationally recognized civil rights activist, will be honored for her service to Little Rock and for her dedication to movements around the United States of America. In the spirit of the work done by activists worldwide fighting for freedom and putting their lives on the line, we humbly welcome our keynote speaker, Myrlie Evers-Williams. She is the widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers who was assassinated in the driveway of his home in Mississippi 50 years ago. Evers-Williams will address the accomplishments of her late husband and the work she continues as an agent for social justice. Annie Abrams, Reena Denise Evers-Everette, and our keynote speaker Myrlie Evers-Williams will receive the Soul of Humanity Award, given in recognition of outstanding commitment and service to social justice and lifelong action in the struggle for civil rights.

Location: Philander Smith College - Kendall Science and Health Mission Center