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Civil rights movement the topic of lecture today

Loyola press release - November 9, 2009

The civil rights movement will be the topic of a free lecture sponsored by the Loyola University New Orleans Biever Guest Lecture Series and the College of Social Sciences Department of Sociology.

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Bob Zellner, Ph.D., presents “A White Southerner in the Civil Rights Movement” at 3:30 p.m., in Monroe Hall Room 157. Zellner, who has been active in the civil rights movement since the 1960s, is now a professor at Southampton College, in Long Island, N.Y., and works with the local chapter of the NAACP there. His biography lists 18 arrests during the period in which he became the first white southerner to serve as field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He is the author of “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek, A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement.”

For more information on either of these lectures, contact sociology professor Anthony Ladd at 504-865-3640 or aladd@loyno.edu.

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