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Freedom 55 Mini-Conference: Freedom Summer, Then, Now, and the Future - Day 1

Friday, November 1, 2019
6:00 pm
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

6:00 p.m. - Kick-off Reception and Gospel Choir Performance

Opening Remarks - Dion Brown (President & COO, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center)

Welcome - Agnes Goodwin Hall (Innovative Corporate Executive, Macy’s)

Introduction of Speakers - Jacqueline Dace (Deputy Director, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center)

7:00 p.m. - Opening Plenary: Freedom 55: The Legacy of the Movement Discussion *Tickets Required*

Moderator: Rodney D. Coates, PhD (Professor, Global and Intercultural Studies, Miami University)

  • Clarence Lang, PhD (Professor of African American studies and Susan Welch Dean of the College of the Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania State)
  • Hasan Kwame Jeffries, PhD (Associate Professor, The Ohio State University)
  • Derrick Johnson (President and CEO of NAACP)

8:00 p.m. - Q & A