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U.Va.-Sponsored Tour of Civil Rights Landmarks with Julian Bond

Published March 10, 2015 in News

Next year, as the United States commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, enacted at the height of that movement, the renowned civil rights leader Julian Bond will take participants on a tour of some of its key landmark sites in the South.

Protestors march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to dramatize the fight for voting rights. Within five months, President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Sponsored by U.Va’s College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Civil Rights South Seminar will feature a visit to Atlanta to stand in the pulpits where King inspired and launched a generation of nonviolent protesters, as well as stops in Alabama in Montgomery, Selma, Hayneville and Tuskegee, the sites of many high-profile moments in the Civil Rights Movement.

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