TITLE: The NAACP: Reflections on the First 100 Years
SPEAKER: Patricia Sullivan, Robert L. Zangrando, Kenneth W. Mack
EVENT DATE: 02/26/2010
RUNNING TIME: 142 minutes
In commemoration of 100 years of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), the Library of Congress sponsored the symposium "The NAACP: Reflections of the First 100 Years." The symposium explored both the history and future of the NAACP.
Speaker Biography: Patricia Sullivan is associate professor of history and African-American studies at the University of South Carolina. She is the author of "Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement" (The New Press, 2009) and is a fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University.
Speaker Biography: Robert L. Zangrando is professor emeritus of history at the University of Akron. He is the author of "The NAACP Crusade Against Lynching, 1909-1950" (Temple University Press, 1980) and "Civil Rights and African Americans: A Documentary History" (1968; reprint, Northwestern University Press, 1991).
Speaker Biography: Kenneth W. Mack is professor of law at Harvard University. He is the author of "Representing the Race: Creating the Civil Rights Lawyer, 1920-1955" (Harvard University Press, 2010).