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50th Anniversary of Hawkins v. The Town of Shaw

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134 E Peeler Ave

134 East Peeler Avenue

Shaw, MS 38773

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50th Anniversary of the Hawkins v. Town of Shaw lawsuit is commemorating the courage of Andrew and Mary Lou Hawkins and the Shaw community.

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for lodging information please visit our website http://hawkinsvshaw.org/registration/

COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2019

12:00 pm

Check-in at Delta Hands for Hope

pick up schedule, registration, reunion bag and map of the walking tour

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019

9:00 am

Check-in at McEvans High School Gym

pick up schedule, registration, reunion bag and map of the walking tour

10:00 – 11:00 am

Highway Renaming and Civil Rights Freedom Trail Markers Unveiling

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

50th Anniversary Commemoration Luncheon & Civil Rights Participants Reunion

at McEvans High School Gym

Honoring the late Andrew and Mary Lou Hawkins and Shaw civil rights participants and their families.Activities include; group photos, musical guest, keynote speaker t.b.a. and introduction to the Shaw Historical Society. (casual attire)

4:00 pm

Homecoming Parade

7:00 pm

Homecoming Game

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019

3:00 – 5:00 pm

StoryWorks Theatrical Play at McEvans High School GymOur documentary play is based on the civil rights movement in Shaw and features local actors and artists

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Community Discussion focused on the Hawkins v. The Town of Shaw lawsuit history.

Featuring national leaders, Shaw community members and former civil rights activists who worked in Shaw during the movement.

(business Casual)

United States Congressman Bennie G. Thompson, Mississippi Second Congressional District

Equal Justice Initiative The National Memorial for Peace and Justice – The Legacy Museum (Montgomery, AL)

Heather Booth (National Civil Rights Activist and Former Member of the Shaw Civil Rights Movement)

Glory “Gloria” Hawkins-Scott (Daughter of Mr. Andrew and Mary Lou Hawkins)

Melvyn Leventhal (Attorney for Hawkins v. Town of Shaw)

Reuben Anderson (Attorney for Hawkins v. Town of Shaw)

Jonathan Shapiro (Attorney for Hawkins v. Town of Shaw)

6:00 – 6:30 pm

Closing remarks

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Shaw, MS 38773

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