NAACP Black History Program

Free and Open to the Public

NAACP Black History Program to Discuss
Constitutional Issues Relevant to All Americans

Award to be given to Dr. Julia H. Hill for
more than 60 years of service to the civil rights movement 

 When: Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
 Where:  Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center
 3700 Blue Parkway Kansas City, Missouri

 The NAACP Kansas City, Missouri Branch Black History Program, “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality,” will discuss the Reconstruction-era new birth of freedom constitutional amendments ratified after the Civil War.  They ended slavery, promised equality before the law and citizenship for all Americans born here, and promised the franchise to all men.  A panel discussion will explore the gap between the promise and the practice, as well as note the most recent attacks on these rights.

 Panelists will be:

 Dr. Delia C. Gillis, Professor of History and Director for the Center for Africana Studies at University of Central Missouri

Dr. Clarence Lang, associate professor of African and African-American Studies at Kansas Univ.

Mr. Lyle Gibson, history instructor at Penn Valley Community College

Ms. Jasmine Pasley, branch assistant secretary and Region IV Adult Representative National Youth Work Committee will be moderating the panel

 A special presentation will be made, honoring Dr. Julia H. Hill for her more than six decades of service to the civil rights movement.  She organized picket lines, served as NAACP local branch president and was a well-known community leader who made a difference in many lives.  She is near and dear to the NAACP’s heart. 

 Please make note of this event and include in your calendar and announcements.

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