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Moses to Speak on Civil Rights February 19

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The Arkansas Tech University Interdisciplinary Research Series (IRS) will present a lecture entitled "Before Brown: Culture, Society and the Long Civil Rights Movement in America: 1944-54" by Dr. James Moses on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Moses, professor of history at ATU, will speak from 6-7 p.m. in room 300A of Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center, 305 West Q Street Russellville. Admission will be free and open to the public.

There will be a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. This lecture is presented by ATU IRS in partnership with the ATU Department of History.

Moses earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University, a Master of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Tulane University. He has been a member of the ATU faculty since 1999.

In 2019, the Central Arkansas Library System presented Moses with the Booker Worthen Literary Prize in recognition of his book “Just and Righteous Causes: Rabbi Ira Sanders and the Fight for Racial and Social Justice in Arkansas, 1926-1963.”

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