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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