Created Equal and Changing America keynote Address April 1 at Moline Library


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Posted Online: March 11, 2014, 11:49 am
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Press release submitted by Moline Public Library.

Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, welcomes Dr. Paul Bushnell, Professor Emeritus, Illinois Wesleyan University, as he delivers the Created Equal and Changing America keynote address "Still Moving: The 1960s Civil Rights Movement and Living History" on 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1.
In his address, Dr. Bushnell will discuss his experiences as a Vanderbilt University graduate student in the sixties, including sit-ins at segregated lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee and his meeting with the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the founding of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.
This event is free and no registration is required. More information can be found online at molinelibrary.com/created equal, by visiting the library at 3210 41st St., or by calling 309-524-2470.




















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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