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Mary Kelsey Peake: Missionary to the Contrabands and Educator of the People

Join us on Thursday, April 30th at 7pm in the Archives Lecture Room of Lyman Beecher Brooks Library at Norfolk State University for a discussion of the life and legacy of Mary Kelsey Peake, a teacher and activist whose life touched many in Civil-War era Hampton Roads.

Speakers at the event include Eric Claville, Assistant Professor of Political Science and director of the Pre-Law Institute at Hampton University; Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Professor of History and Director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for African Diaspora Studies at Norfolk State University; and William Braxter Wiggins, historian and CEO of Cliosult and Associates of Hampton, Virginia.

Conference of Interest

We received the following message that may be of interest:

The Planning Committees for the Fifth National Civil Rights Conference (hereafter Conference) is in the process of preparing for the June 2015 national conference. The Planning Committee solicits your support by encouraging you to (1) participate in the Conference, and (2) post the attached Conference announcement in a newsletter, on social media and/or another medium that is shared with your membership, associations and friends.

For more information about the 2015 Conference (i.e., theme, registration and host community) visit the Conference website (http://civilrightsconference.com) and click on the information tab in upper right corner.

New Videos of the 2014 Conference

The videos from the 2014 conference have begun to arrive from the editors as both shorts with clips from panels and speakers and full videos of the sessions.  You can find all the videos on our Youtube Channel. The full videos have also been linked from the 2014 Conference Schedule.  As more videos are received, the schedule and Youtube channel will be updated.