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President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act as Martin Luther King Jr. and others look on. Cecil Stoughton, White House Press Office
National leaders in education will gather at NIU in October to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. An academic symposium is planned Tuesday, Oct. 21. Two days later – Thursday, Oct. 23 – an alumni panel will discuss the historical aspect of the civil rights movement and the current status of civil...
Stanley Arnold and the book cover of “Building the Beloved Community: Philadelphia’s Interracial Civil Rights Organizations and Race Relations, 1930-1970”
When determined group of Philadelphia activists sought to transform mid-20th century race relations, their inspirations were many. Quakerism. Progressivism. The Social Gospel movement. The theories of scholars such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Charles S. Johnson, Franz Boas and Ruth Benedict. NIU Department of History professor Stanley Arnold explores three of these organizations in his new...
Beginning Tuesday, March 4, NIU will celebrate Women’s History Month by hosting a series of events focused on civil rights. Rebekah Kohli, program coordinator for NIU’s Women’s Studies Program, said that this year is a good time to reflect on American society. “Since this year is the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act,...
Photo of a diverse group of college graduates
“Storming the Gates: The Struggle for Access to Higher Education in Illinois,” a powerful documentary which chronicles the ongoing history of blacks and Latinos in Illinois higher education, will screen at NIU. The screening begins at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, inside the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. The film features trailblazers...