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Panel discussion:
The Civil Rights Movement and the Media

Presented by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and Clemons Library at the University of Virginia


Date:Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Location: auditorium of the Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture and the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.


Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus and board member of the NAACP and Professor, Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia, leads a discussion on the civil rights movement and the media.

Speakerswill include Arlie Schardt, journalist and public activist, who covered the civil rights movement as Time magazine's correspondent for seven of its most intense years.

Additionally, University of Virginia staff members will discuss the University Libraries WSLS News Film Collection. This project seeks to protect a video record of critical years of the civil right movement in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Panelists will include Aniko Bodroghkozy of U.Va’s Media Studies Department and author of the upcoming book, Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement; along with Judith Thomas, Director of Arts and Media Services for the University of Virginia Library, showing original video footage of the civil rights movement in Virginia and discussing the library’s NEH-funded WSLS News Film Collection

Please join us for this unique conversation with a civil rights leader, a journalist who covered the movement's most contentious years, and the staff members involved in the effort to preserve important material about the movement for future generations.

A printabe flyer about this event is available here.