The Long March: America’s Enduring Struggle for Civil Rights

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

For the 2013 Richard D. McKinzie Research Symposium historians offer perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement, particularly the pivotal year of 1963.
Friday, March 1, 2013
9:00am @ Plaza Branch

This year’s symposium examines the history and legacy of the American Civil Rights movement. At 9 a.m. Tufts University’s Leslie Brown examines the early years of civil rights activism. At 10 a.m. the University of South Carolina’s Patricia Sullivan explores the pivotal year 1963 and the March on Washington. A Kansas City Civil Rights Roundtable convenes at 11:30 a.m., and a panel discussion begins at 12:30 p.m.

Symposium workshops are ideal for teachers in grades kindergarten through 12th, but the public is welcome to attend.