In 2015, Gettysburg College concludes its Sesquicentennial commemoration with a variety of events including a series that focuses on the Civil Rights Movement. Check back frequently for updates.
Admission is free and open to the public at all events. 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
35th Annual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 19, 2015
7 - 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
Conference to explore Gettysburg College students' roles in the Civil Rights Movement
Wednesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 9, 2015
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
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
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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