Civil Rights In Pittsburgh: Lessons From 1968
Senator John Heinz History Center
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Civil Rights activists, who experienced the racial turmoil following the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. firsthand, will discuss the Civil Rights Movement in Pittsburgh and how the events of the 1960s shaped and impacted race relations in the city.
Martin Luther King Jr (1929-1968) was a clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement who was also one of the greatest orators in U.S. history.
The panel discussion will include former executive director of the National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP) in the 1960s, Alma Speed Fox, and activists Ralph Proctor and Sala Udin, who will relay their experiences during one of the most turbulent times in our city's history.
For more information, call Sarah Rooney at (412) 454-6373.
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