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2013: From Montgomery to Main

Julian Bond and Phyllis Leffler discuss how to "speak truth to power" during an evening at the Paramount Theater honoring Mr. Bond's service at U.Va.

Kweisi Mfume speaks at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church as part of the 28th annual community celebration.

The Virginia State University Gospel Chorale performs as part of the 2013 keynote commemoration.

Dean Dorrie Fontaine greets presenter Nancy Milio during a panel discussion on access to health care.

Panelists discuss the film Slavery By Another Name, based on the book by the Miller Center's Doug Blackmon.

Dr. Robert Franklin Jr. delivers the 2013 keynote speech.

Members of different faith communities come together for the Interfaith Worship Service at the Jefferson Theater.

Celebration Calendar

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January 13

5:00 PM 28th Anual Martin Luther King Community Celebration Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church
Wednesday, January 16 3:30-5:30 PM

Panel Discussion:

"Passing the Torch: Rekindling the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by Doing Well While Doing Good in the Public Sector "

Newcomb Hall

South Meeting Room


January 18

10:00-11:30 AM

Speaker: Libby Roderick

"You Can Observe a Lot by Just Watching: Learning from Indigenous Pedagogies"

Nau Hall, Room 101


January 18 and


January 19

6:00-10:00 PM

11:00 AM-

7:00 PM

Draw-a-thon Jefferson School African American Heritage Center


January 20

2:00 PM

Panel Discussion:

"Charlottesville Civil War Monuments: Do They Hold Significance for Today's Society?"

The Haven
Monday, January 21 All Day MLK Day of Service Various
Monday, January 21 (Assigned to Participants) Shadow-a-Health-Professional Day Medical Center
Monday, January 21 4:00-6:00 PM

Health System Speakers:

Brenda Armstrong and Cathy Campbell

McLeod Hall Auditorium
Monday, January 21 7:00 PM Arts into Action Random Row Books
Tuesday, January 22 9:30-10:00 AM First Coffee Commemoration Darden School of Business


January 22

5:30-7:30 PM

VCAC Service Project:

FAFSA Completion Night

Orange County High School


January 22

6:00 PM

Film Screening & Panel Discussion:

Slavery by Another Name

Nau Hall, Room 101
Wednesday, January 23 2:00-3:30 PM

"The Road to Brown v. Board of Education"

The William Elwood Civil Rights Lawyers Project

Harrison/Small Auditorium


January 23

5:30-7:30 PM

VCAC Service Project:

FAFSA Completion Night

Louisa County High School
Wednesday, January 23 7:00 PM Solidarity Day Forum

Newcomb Hall Theater

Thursday, January 24 11:00 AM

Speaker: Kimberley L. Phillips

"Soldiers in the American Imagination"

Miller Center
Thursday, January 24 7:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr.

Keynote Address & Gospel Commemoration

Newcomb Hall Ballroom


January 25

4:30-6:00 PM

Panel Discussion:  "Free Enterprise: From Montgomery to Main Street"

Darden School of Business, Classroom 50

Friday, January 25 Ongoing Poster Contest Boys & Girls Club of Charlottesville


January 26

7:30 PM Comedy Show: Akintunde Piedmont Virginia Community College


January 27

2:00 PM Interfaith Worship Service The Jefferson Theater
Monday, January 28 10:45 AM-5:45 PM


"Creative Maladjustment: Martin Luther King and the Poetics and Politics of Freedom"

Harrison/Small Auditorium
Monday, January 28 11:00 AM

Speaker: James T. Patterson

"The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America"

Miller Center
Tuesday, January 29 12:30-1:30 PM

Panel Discussion:

"Addressing Disparities in Access to Care: Lessons from the Kercheval Street Clinic in the 1960s"

McLeod Hall Auditorium
Tuesday, January 29 6:00 PM

Panel Discussion:

"Legitimate Fruits of Freedom": The African American Struggle for Equal Opportunity in 19th Century Albemarle County

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
Wednesday, January 30 6:00 PM

A Living Legend: The University of Virginia Honors Julian Bond

The Paramount Theater
Thursday, January 31 1:30-2:30 PM Brown Bag Lunch Discussion Darden School of Business
Thursday, January 31 4:30 PM

Speaker: Mary Bauer

Southern Poverty Law Center

Caplin Pavilion, School of Law
Thursday, January 31 6:00-7:00 PM

"After the Rifles"

Speaker: Ben Shaw

Charlottesville Wounded Warriors

Minor Hall, Room 125


February 1

12:00-3:00 PM

"From Montgomery to Obamacare"

Health Care Road Show

Westhaven Community Center


February 1

7:30 PM

Staged Reading:

"Breaking the Chains"

V. Earl Dickinson Building, Piedmont Virginia Community College
Monday, February 4 6:00-8:00 PM

Panel Discussion:

"From Main Street to Martin Luther King Street"

Garrett Hall


February 8

10:30 AM and 12:30 PM

Walk On: The Rosa Parks Story

(Updated Info)

The Paramount Theater


February 8

6:00 PM Artist Lecture: Jefferson Pinder Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
Ongoing Jan 21-March 1 9:00 AM-9:00 PM Mon-Thurs, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Fri & Sat


"Embracing Equality: Before and Beyond Brown v. Board of Education, 1950-1969: An American Civil Rights Exhibition"

Harrison/Small Special Collections Library, First Floor Lobby