Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Talk features film footage, audio clips from the civil rights movement

Selma, ""Bloody Sunday,"" March 7, 1965

From Penn State Live:

"Lifting the Veil: The Jack Rabin Collection on Alabama Civil Rights and Southern Activists," will be presented by Barry Kernfeld at 2 p.m. on Jan. 17, in Foster Auditorium, room 102 of the Paterno Library. Highlights will include rare security surveillance photographs from the files of the Alabama Department of Public Safety, audio clips of previously unreleased speeches by Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Ralph Abernathy, and archived film footage featuring civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael and the 1964 Voting Rights movement.

Kernfeld is a staff archivist in Historical Collections and Labor Archives, The Special Collections Library in the University Libraries. The presentation is free and open to the public.

The presentation will also be available for viewing through MediaSite Live at http://www.libraries.psu.edu/mtss/ online. For more information on the collection, go to http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/digital/rabin/alabama.html online. For questions, contact Shirley Davis at 814-863-5449.

For more information about events at Penn State related to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, visit http://live.psu.edu/tag/MLK online.

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