In 2014-15: The College concludes its Sesquicentennial commemoration with a variety of events including a series that focuses on the Civil Rights Movement. Please check back frequently for updates.
Admission is free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For additional information on any of these events, contact Katie Barako at 717-337-6012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT SERIES
Annual Derrick K. Gondwe Memorial Lecture on Social and
"Navigating Toxic Inequality"
Speaker: Thomas Shapiro
Friday, October 3, 2014
2nd Biannual Emerging Scholars in Africana Studies Conference
Saturday, October 4, 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Africana Studies has invited 12 Emerging Scholars from various
various fields within the interdisciplinary field of Africana Studies to
present their research. Scholars will participate in a series of roundtable
discussions, focusing on Africana artistic and literary expression, histories
of political activism, and the role of Africana Studies in global contexts.
One of the panels, focusing on "Self-Determination and Africana Activism"
has several scholars whose work focuses on Civil Rights Movement Era
Sponsored by Africana Studies
Annual Morris Croll Lecture
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Speaker: Frank X. Walker, 2013-14 Poet Laureate of Kentucky
Mr. Walker is the first African American Poet Laureate of Kentucky.
He will be speaking on his 2013 collection, Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting
of Medgar Evers, which turns around the void left by the 1963
Assassination of Mississippi Civil Rights worker Medgar Evers. His
collection was awarded the NAACP Image Award for Poetry as well as the
Honor Book Award for Poetry from the Black Caucus of the American
Co-sponsored by the English Department, Office of Intercultural
Advancement, The Center for Public Service, the Garthwait Leadership
Center, and EPACC
Fall Convocation 2014: Julian Bond, Keynote Speaker
Thursday, November 13, 2014
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
College Union Building Ballroom, West Lincoln Avenue, Gettysburg
35th Annual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 19, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Featured Speaker: Jay Smooth
Music: Morgan State University Choir
Christ Chapel, North Washington Street, Gettysburg College
Trip to Selma, AL to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of
the March from Selma to Montgomery
March 6-9, 2015
Since 1981, Gettysburg College students and faculty have traveled to
Alabama to experience the fight for civil rights both past and present.
The Center for Public Service invites students, employees and alumni
to travel to Selma to support and participate in the 50th anniversary
celebrations of the March from Selma to Montgomery.
Sponsored by the Gettysburg College Center for Public Service
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg
Historians Against Slavery conference
Hosted by the Gettysburg College Student Chapter of Free the Slaves
Friday, March, 27 - Saturday, March 28, 2015 (tentative)
Conference to explore Gettysburg College students' roles in
the Civil Rights Movement
DEDICATION DAY 2014
The 151st Anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Soldiers' National Cemetery, Gettysburg PA
A solemn wreath-laying will take place in the Cemetery following the Dedication Day ceremony
Sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania in partnership with Gettysburg College, the National Park Service/Gettysburg National Military Park, and the Gettysburg Foundation
2015 LINCOLN LYCEUM LECTURES
The Lincoln Lyceum lecture series brings the previous year's winner of the Lincoln Prize to the Gettysburg College campus for a lecture each spring. In 2014, there were two co-winners of the Lincoln Prize: Dr. Allen C. Guelzo of Gettysburg College for "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion", and Dr. Martin P. Johnson of Miami University Hamilton, for "Writing the Gettysburg Address."
Please join us for the following Lincoln Lyceum lectures:
Dr. Allen C. Guelzo
Monday, March 2, 2014
Masters Hall Room 110, Mara Auditorium
Dr. Martin P. Johnson
Tuesday, March 3, 2014
College Union Building, Room 260
Both lectures are sponsored by the Civil War Era Studies program, the President's Office, and the Provost's Office
Guardians of Gettysburg
EXHIBIT EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 15, 2014
Musselman Library, Special Collections
Hours: Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Call 717-337-7002 for further information
Features the personal account of Pvt. Herman S. Cook, a Gettysburg College student who left the College in 1863 to sign up as a member of Company A in the 26th Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia.
Michael Scoggins: When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Wednesday, September 10 - Friday, December 12, 2014
Schmucker Art Gallery, Main Gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
An exhibit by well-known New York-based artist Michael Scoggins that includes two large-scale sculpture-like drawings on display that were created specifically for this exhibition: Battle of Gettysburg and Gettysburg Address.
Sponsored in part by EPACC, the Civil War Institute, and the President's Office
Artist's Talk: Friday, October 3, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Reception: Friday, October 3, 2014 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
A 15-minute film presented by Gettysburg College
Can be seen at: Addressing Gettysburg
Gettysburg College Witness to History
A 1.2 mile walking tour through the campus and town of Gettysburg. Witness the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of students, faculty, and townspeople living in Gettysburg during the summer of 1863.
Available in the Apple store and the Google Play store.
A four-part lecture series by Professor Allen Guelzo
Watch Part 1: Young Man Lincoln
Watch Part 2: The Mind of Abraham Lincoln
Watch Part 3: The Uncertain President
Watch Part 4: Lincoln's Triumph
Writings and appearances by Allen C. Guelzo, Henry R. Luce Professor of Civil War Era Studies
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