On August 16, 17, & 18, 2006, the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, will conduct a Centennial Symposium to commemorate the first organized Civil Rights Movement of the Twentieth Century-the Niagara Movement. The symposium will be held at the Storer College campus in Harpers Ferry, the site of the historic second meeting of the Niagara Movement and is being organized in conjunction with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and the Harpers Ferry Historical Association.
The planning committee is seeking papers from scholars and laypersons addressing the history, consequences and legacies of this historic organization. All paper proposals are welcome. We are particularly interested in submissions that address the political, cultural, and gendered dimensions of the movement.
It is anticipated that the best papers will be published in a peer-reviewed journal and republished as an edited collection by Daryl Michael Scott, Professor of History at Howard University. The registration fees will be waived for all presenters and commentators.
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