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Civil Rights Discussion in Charlottesville Kicks off Year of Events

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By: News Email

January 30, 2013

A year-long recognition and study of America's civil rights history began in Charlottesville.

2014 is the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act and the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education.

Marking these milestone anniversaries, the African American Heritage Center is holding year of events to honor and learn about the civil rights of past and present.

Local leaders began this year by reflecting on the local NAACP, the civil rights movement, and more.

"Where are we now in Charlottesville, now that we're talking about a Human Rights Commission, we're talking about immigration rights, we're talking about marriage rights, we're talking about a lot of things, that, in our contemporary moment, are allowable as a consequence of a Civil Rights Act?" asked Andrea Douglas, the Executive Director of the African American Heritage Center.

Angela Davis, former U.Va Professor and NAACP member, Rick Turner, president of the local NAACP, George King and John Gaines participated in "Reflections on a Movement: Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP, the Civil Rights Act, and Beyond."

The African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville hosted the discussion in collaboration with with the UVa Idea Fund.

If you'd like to check out other civil rights events the center will hold this year, visit the African American Heritage Center's website.

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