Civil Rights and College Activism


African American Civil War MuseumMon, Jul 17, 2017 3:00 PM Not Available


They were called “oddballs and homo outside agitators” by the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, weaponized homophobia designed to stop voter registration drives in 1964 on the Rust College campus.  Instead, it galvanized the lifelong racial and LGBT activism of many of its students.

Panelists include Mayor Bill Luckett, Clarksdale MS; Larry Rubin, SNCC Field Organizer; and Frank Smith, former DC City Council member and Founder/Executive Director of the African American Civil War Museum. The conversation will be moderated by Charles Francis, President, Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C.

In partnership with the Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by Human Rights Campaign Foundation and The DCI Group

Monday, July 17 | 3:00 p.m.
African American Civil War Museum
1925 Vermont Ave, NW

Tickets: Free with reservation.