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January 2021

Michael Meyerson: From the Constitution to COVID: Religious Freedom in America

January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 7 pm EST as we speak to Micheal Meyerson for his presentation “From the Constitution to COVID: Religious Freedom in America." Meyerson is a Professor of Law and the Piper & Marbury Faculty Fellow at the University of Baltimore, specializing in constitutional law and American legal history. As the author of Endowed by Our Creator: The Birth of Religious Freedom in America (Yale University Press, 2012), Meyerson has also written three other books and…

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Ryan M. Jones: Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Dream Deferred to a Nightmare

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Topic: Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Dream Deferred to a Nightmare Time: Jan 21, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89798325701 Meeting ID: 897 9832 5701 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most prolific and honorable leaders for all time. He is also one of the most complex. In August 1963, Dr. King was at the height of his popularity with his fight to end racial discrimination in the United States…

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February 2021

Hasan Jeffries: Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe: African Americans’ Struggle to Live Their Freedoms

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hasan Jeffries

Join us as we speak to Hasan Kwame Jeffries for his presentation "Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe: African Americans' Struggle to Live Their Freedoms." Hasan Kwame Jeffries is an associate professor of history at The Ohio State University where he’s taught graduate and undergraduate seminars on the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, and surveys in African American and American history. He’s the author of Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt and is…

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March 2021

Ian Rosenberg: The Fight for Free Speech

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ian Rosenberg

Ian Rosenberg has over twenty years of experience as a media lawyer and has worked as legal counsel for ABC News since 2003. A graduate of Cornell Law School, he is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker and teaches media law at Brooklyn College. He is the author of The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms (NYU Press 2021). Join us for a live, online interview session between Ian and our board secretary and First Amendment expert Gene Policinksi.…

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Bettye Kearse: Screening of The Other Madisons

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bettye Kearse

Join us as we present a special screening of "The Other Madisons" with a Q&A afterward with author Bettye Kearse and filmmaker Eduardo Montes-Bradley. This documentary film by Montes-Bradley is based on the memoir The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President's Black Family by Kearse. Both the book and the film chronicle Kearse's family credo which was passed down for 200 years: “Always remember—you’re a Madison. You come from African slaves and a president." This event will be…

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