Great Lakes Colleges Association

Strengthening Education in the Tradition of the Liberal Arts

Global Liberal Arts Alliance

Democracy Realized - Allegheny Conference

Democracy Realized? The Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement

Allegheny College (Meadville, PA) will host a two-day undergraduate conference March 28-29, 2014 on the legacies of the Civil Rights Movement. This event will bring five nationally recognized scholars and activists together with students to investigate the pasts, presents, and futures of civil rights.

Keynote speakers include James Lawson, Lucius Outlaw (Vanderbilt University), Susan Burch (Middlebury College), Ellen Armour (Vanderbilt University), and Matthew Fletcher (University of Michigan).

Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, forty-nine after the Voting Rights Act of 1965, this conference will consider the victories, failures, limits, and possibilities we envision across a broad spectrum of social concerns. The five keynote speakers will reflect upon the rights of the disabled, of LGBTI, of women, and of Native Americans and African Americans, in the light of these landmark Acts, current events, and recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. Our five keynote addresses will anchor the undergraduate conference of papers and panel sessions in which these keynote speakers will also be intimately engaged.


FOR MORE INFORMATION AND DETAILS visit or contact the Conference Coordinator:

Eric Boynton, Allegheny College
Chair of Philosophy & Religious Studies


Annie Corbin
Department Coordinator for Philosophy and Religious Studies
(814) 332-4343



Funded by the Bywater Fund for Social Justice Programming and the Towns Family Fund.

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Great Lakes Colleges Association

Strengthening Education in the Tradition of the Liberal Arts

The Great Lakes Colleges Association
535 West William. Suite 301
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

+1.734.661.2350 (voice)
+1.734.661.2349 (fax)