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8th Annual Veterans of the MS Civil Rights Movement Conference

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The Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Inc., in conjunction with Tougaloo College will host and sponsor the 8th annual conference on March 20-23, 2013, on the campus of Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS. The theme for the conference is: "Looking Back to Move Forward: Sacrificing for Human Dignity, Securing Human Rights".

Now one of the largest annual gatherings of civil rights veterans in the country, this 4-day conference will bring together community activists, movement veterans, scholars, historians, community organizers, educators, film makers and producers, grassroots organizers and hundreds of others from across the USA and abroad with today's youth in an effort to inspire, empower and interpret the new spirit of activism through education and organizing.

There is a common thread that runs through the lives of the individuals who were active in the Civil Rights Movement in this country. That thread is a commitment to service. Whether as educators, public servants, community activists or non-profit staff, the Veterans have a desire to help provide leadership as practitioners, counselors or mentors in the ongoing pursuit of human rights.

In 2004, the Veterans created an organization with the mission of preserving the history of the Mississippi Movement.

The Veteran's Collection of over 200 videotaped personal interviews and stories; videotaped lecture series; videotaped conferences, Board meetings and symposium is available for future generations to learn of the Civil Rights Movement and the connections between race, class, culture and their impact on politics

Now incorporated under Internal Revenue Service section 501(c)(3), the Veterans is a tax exempt organization.

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Event Date: Mar 20, 2013 08:00 AM - Mar 23, 2013 03:00 PM
Hours of Operation: Not Listed
Notes: None Listed
Dates:March 20-23, 2013
Location:Tougaloo College,500 W Countyline Rd, Jackson, MS 39174


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