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Medgar Evers/ Ella Baker Civil Rights Lecture Series 50th Anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party

The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO

Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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Panel Members:

Charles McLaurin

Leslie Burl McLemore

Dr. William D. Scott, III, Rust College

Eyes on the Prize

Stanley Nelson documentary

 

The Medgar Evers/ Ella Baker Civil Rights Lecture Series is one of many cooperative projects between the Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy and other institutions for social justice that provide public discussions on historical and contemporary civil rights issues.  This series honors two icons of the Civil Rights Movement, Medgar Evers and Ella Baker who were pioneers in bringing about remarkable change in Mississippi. They were pioneers in effectuating change not only in Mississippi, but across the nation. 

 

The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) was the political component of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project (Freedom Summer). Organized in April of 1964, the MFDP provided the citizens of Mississippi its first open political party since Reconstruction. The MFDP was a parallel political party to the regular segregated white Democratic Party in Mississippi. The Freedom Democrats made remarkable gains by encouraging African Americans to become more actively involved in the state’s political system.

 

In an examination of 50 years of evolution, this panel seeks to explore The Party, The People and The Politics of the MFDP that helped to make the practice of citizenship a reality in Mississippi.

 


Have questions about Medgar Evers/ Ella Baker Civil Rights Lecture Series 50th Anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party? Contact The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO

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MW Stringer Grand Lodge



Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)


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