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Dec 01

60th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Supported by the Kresge Foundation


Date December 1, 2015
Time 6:30 PM - 9 PM


Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
454 Dexter Ave
Montgomery, AL 36104

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Event Description

This year has been a painful reminder of many of the worst moments in America’s racial history. There were the deaths of African-Americans in police encounters that sparked anger and civil unrest, and the killing of nine worshippers at a South Carolina church by a white supremacist. Yet many activists see 2015 as a chance to reinvent the civil rights movement for a new century, and make real progress toward racial reconciliation. The 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott offers a rare opportunity to both look back and forward. Our event will feature a dialogue with elders who took part in the movement, as well as conversations with a diverse group of young people who will share their vision for the future. Musical guest Belle Monique will perform with Ron Handy. Monique is a Montgomery, Alabama native and daughter of jazz musician Samuel P. Williams. She will be joined by the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church Choir who provide inspiration every Sunday to the parishioners of the historic church. During the event, NPR and WVAS together will host a live Twitter conversation- follow along or join in @NPRMichel, @WVAS, #busboycott60

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