First Annual Gibbs Conference and Lecture

The university community is invited to the First Annual Gibbs Conference and Gibbs Lecture titled, “Remembering the Civil Rights Movement after 50 Years: Commemorating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Franklin Eugene McCain.” On Tuesday, April 1, at 6 p.m., guest historian Dr. William P. Jones will discuss, “The Forgotten History of the March on Washington.”

Then on Wednesday, April 2, at 6 p.m., Dr. Paul Breines will discuss, “What Sort of White Person Do I want to Be? Reflections of White Racism in 2014 by One of the 1961 Freedom Riders.” Both events will be held in the Academic Classroom Building Auditorium.

The Annual Gibbs Lecture, in its 26th year, commemorates Dr. Warmouth T. Gibbs, the fourth president of N.C. A&T State University. Scholars with expertise in African American history and in the Civil Rights Movement conduct lectures and discussions.

This year will be the kick-off of the First Annual Conference which marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and acknowledges the legacy of Dr. Franklin E. McCain. This event is sponsored by The University Lyceum Series, The Middle College at A&T, the history department and the History Scholars. For more information, call 285.2324.

The events are free and open to the public.