60 Years and Counting: Voices of the Civil Rights Movement.
The 2014 Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration will take place 60 years after a United States Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional, according to Carolyn Vance Smith, NLCC founder and co-chair representing Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Natchez. Thus, the theme will be 60 Years and Counting: Voices of the Civil Rights Movement.
“The NLCC will also take place 50 years after the United States Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, which prohibited discrimination in public places,” Smith said. “These decisions caused sweeping changes which continue to permeate our country’s daily life.” Lectures, films, concerts, tours, book signings and panel discussions will explore the conference theme from the aspects of history, literature, music, film, journalism and church ministries."
The keynote address, "Fulfilling the Dream," will be by David G. Sansing, professor of history emeritus at the University of Mississippi and author of a new history textbook, A Place Called Mississippi.
Registration is not required for the mostly free conference. No cost for events sponsored by the Mississippi Humanities Council.
Sponsored by Copiah-Lincoln Community College and the Mississippi Humanities Council. The Mississippi Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.