Earlham College Conference on 1964
Call For Papers
Saturday, April 5, 2014; Richmond, Indiana
In 2014, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer. To commemorate these events the African and African American Studies Program and History Department of Earlham College will host a one-day conference on the histories, cultures, and legacies of 1964. We invite papers from faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, and activists exploring, but not limited to, the following:
• Mississippi Freedom Summer
• The Civil Rights Movement in the North
• The Global Civil Rights Movement
• The Civil Rights Act, 1964 and the Voting Rights Act, 1965
• Technology, Media, and Resistance Movements
• Teaching the Civil Rights Movement
• Labor and the Civil Rights Movement
• Religion and the Civil Rights Movement
• Civil Rights Battles Today
• The Legacies of Brown vs. Board of Education
Individual paper submissions by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates are encouraged. Paper submissions should include a title, 500 word abstract, and contact information.
Panels can include a combination of undergraduate and/or graduate student participants as well as faculty. Panel proposals should include a title, a one-page description of the topic and a list of participants.
Submission Guidelines and Deadline
All submissions should include the contact person's name, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address. Papers and panels should be submitted to Betsy Schlabach, Assistant Professor of History and African and African American Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 28, 2014.