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Washington, D.C. 1968: Activism, Art, and Architecture

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Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Lecture
“Washington, D.C. 1968: Activism, Art, and Architecture”
Marya Annette McQuirter, Ph.D.

In 1968, Washington, D.C. was an epicenter of activism, art and architecture. SNCC members left the rural and urban south and joined Washingtonians in the struggle for Black Power, human rights and statehood. Anti-war and anti-draft activists resisted in high schools, universities and in the streets; artists created beauty with abstract art and improvisational music; and architects designed for people and not for profit. Dr. McQuirter will provide a year-long look at this critical history of organizing and resistance and its legacies today.

This event is free and open to the public but priority seating will be given to conference attendees.

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