National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture

National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture A research institute and repository in Montgomery, Alabama, for the collection of civil rights and A
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The Alabama State University National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture is a research institute and repository in Montgomery, Alabama, for the collection of civil rights and African-American cultural documents, artifacts, and other memorabilia. Such a collection encompasses and allows for the study of the interdisciplinary, diverse, and disparate character of civil

rights and African-American culture. Although this undertaking naturally encompasses and extends to other resources throughout the state, the National Center's focus is on Montgomery and its unique role in American history as the cradle of both the Confederacy and the modern civil rights movement. Inclusive in this mission is an effort to detail lives of African-Americans in Montgomery, their socio-economic and political culture, and their history. As a repository, the National Center will networks with the lay community to gather and record the stories of importance to African-American Culture, including those mundane features of daily life that have given African-Americans in Alabama the stamina to endure and overcome racism, poverty, and illiteracy, as well as those features that have provided them the strength, brilliance, and self-esteem to nurture a rich cultural heritage. To that end, the Center will conserve the rich resources of the community by gathering oral histories, collecting privately held multimedia, and documenting the critical contributions of information and resources supplied by African-Americans and organizations such as churches, benevolent societies, federated clubs, civic organizations, fraternal orders, and business. These collections will be cataloged and made available to the public at large. It links with other research centers to connect disparate histories of significance for a comprehensive study of the civil rights movement and African-American culture.

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06/16/2023

Monday is Juneteenth a recently acknowledged federal holiday that marks a pivotal point in our nation's history.

Happy MLK Day!
01/16/2023

Happy MLK Day!

01/12/2023

IT'S 2023!!! MAKE A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME! Get the college degree you've always wanted. There is still time to get enrolled this upcoming spring semester in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at Alabama State University. For more information, visit https://www.alasu.edu/admissions.

01/12/2023

Dr. Richard Wills, former pastor of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church (Montgomery, Ala.) and Friendship Baptist Church (Atlanta, Georgia), will be the guest speaker for The National Center’s MLK observance program, which will be held virtually on January 12, from 11 a.m. to noon. Read more: https://www.alasu.edu/asus-national-center-observe-mlk-holiday-virtual-event

Make plans to attend!!!
01/12/2023

Make plans to attend!!!

Happy 2023!!!!
01/02/2023

Happy 2023!!!!

Happy Veterans Day!
11/11/2022

Happy Veterans Day!

Your Voice Matters!
11/08/2022

Your Voice Matters!

10/30/2022

2022 Patrons and Donors Program |

Thank you for attending this year's Patrons & Donors Program which is held each year to recognize and honor the Patrons of the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture and donors to the ASU Archives. This program is an opportunity to say thank you to the individuals and organizations who help support the National Center's mission.

We want to know your thoughts! Please complete the evaluation survey at the link below. Thank you!

https://alasu.libwizard.com/f/patronsdonors2022

06/24/2022
03/24/2022

032422 Voting Rights Lecture Series (Part II)

03/22/2022

032222 Voting Rights Lecture Series (Part I)

02/18/2022

021722 The National Center Black History Month Program

01/13/2022

January 13, 2022
The National Center Observes MLK Day

10/27/2021

In a history-making ceremony held on Oct. 26 in the Montgomery neighborhood of his youth, acclaimed attorney and ASU alumnus, Fred D. Gray, Sr. (’51), made history once again. The former W. Jeff Davis Avenue - the street where Gray’s childhood home is located - was renamed “Fred D. Gray, Avenu...

Freedom Riders 60th Anniversary Program. The speaker is Dr. Ray Arsenalut, author of “Freedom Riders and the Struggle fo...
05/27/2021

Freedom Riders 60th Anniversary Program.
The speaker is Dr. Ray Arsenalut, author of “Freedom Riders and the Struggle for Racial Justice.”

03/31/2021

Alabama State University (ASU), in collaboration with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), of Alabama, presents "Human Rights Today: A Primer to Current & Emerging Human Rights Issues," a live special session in support of the partnership between Reebok, ASU, and the ACLU for the 2021 Human Rights Award program.

Join us for a moderated panel discussion that aims to define universal human rights, explore youth activism and nonviolent resistance during the modern civil rights movement, and examine the most urgent threats to civil rights and civil liberties.

03/15/2021

This forum is designed to allow the candidates vying for the seat, an opportunity to present their position(s) on issues they have deemed to be of interest to the citizens of District 3 and to discuss the role and priorities of a City Councilperson.

03/10/2021

Theme: ”The Scaffold Sways the Future’: African-American Issues and Events Influencing the Nation’s Democratic Values”

02/25/2021

A collaborative event commemorating Black History Month, its origins, and the history of the celebration on Alabama State’s campus.

Check out our latest program below!https://youtu.be/0sUhO-PdoQo
10/28/2020

Check out our latest program below!
https://youtu.be/0sUhO-PdoQo

The E. D.Nixon Research and Cultural Enrichment Series presents a wide-ranging series of topics dealing with individuals, events, or periods in Montgomery’s ...

Thank you for watching our three panel series, "Civic Engagement in the COVID Era and Beyond"! If you missed it, click b...
10/26/2020

Thank you for watching our three panel series, "Civic Engagement in the COVID Era and Beyond"!

If you missed it, click below to watch part III which discusses Amendment 4 and other important information regarding the 1901 Alabama Constitution.

Check out our YouTube page for Parts I and II.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bRQHI5PDlk&t=10s

The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University is sponsoring a three-panel virtual series titled ...

10/23/2020

Please note that Part 1 of our discussion, "The 2020 Election: Why is it Important?," has been postposed due to technical difficulties. We apologize for the delay and look forward to sharing this panel discussion with you soon!

10/23/2020

Please note that Part 1 of our discussion, "The 2020 Election: Why is it Important?," has been postposed due to technical difficulties. We apologize for the delay and look forward to sharing this panel discussion with you soon!

09/29/2020

The intent of this forum is to provide a platform to engage social change agents in conversations on social justice issues.
This forum will discuss the history of structural racism, analyze traditional and contemporary social justice strategies, and discuss future strategies for achieving Social Justice.

The guest panelists include:

Dr. Artika Tyner, President & CEO, Planting People Growing Justice LLC/Author, The Leader's Journey, The Lawyer as Leader, Justice Makes a Difference, and Amazing Africa.

Dr. Gregory Vincent, Executive Director of the Civil Rights and Education Initiative and Professor, University of Kentucky

DeEtta Jones, Founder, DeEtta Jones and Associates.

David Hammond, Jr., SGA President, Alabama State University.

For more information, contact [email protected].

The 2020 Colvin-Feagin Virtual Community Art Show is live! Each year we host a community art show to honor Dr. William C...
09/14/2020

The 2020 Colvin-Feagin Virtual Community Art Show is live! Each year we host a community art show to honor Dr. William Colvin and Mr. John W. Feagin who are both graduates of Alabama State University and renowned artists. This community art show is used as a fundraiser to collect donations for the “Colvin-Feagin Art Gallery Fund,” which helps support the National Center’s mission of celebrating African-American culture through the visual arts.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

To support the Colvin-Feagin Community Art Fund, you can make donations:
Online at www.alasu.edu/giving ("Gift Designation: National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture, "Tell us Why YOU Give...": "Colvin-Feagin Art Fund")

or

By Mail - make payments out to "ASU Foundation" in the byline write "Civil Rights Center/Colvin-Feagin Art Fund."

https://www.artsteps.com/view/5f453b7af7a4b67fea120f73

This exhibition honors Colvin-Feagin Dr. William Colvin and Mr. John W. Feagin who are both graduates of ASU and renowned artists. Dr. Colvin has focused most of his career on the preservation of African-American culture through the visual arts. He has helped to foster a deep respect for the genre i...

08/30/2020

The Patrons and Donors Reception at Alabama State University (ASU) is held to recognize and honor the Patrons of the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture (National Center). This program is an opportunity to say thank you to individuals and organizations that have contributed financial or material donations to the University. We hope you enjoy this year's video presentation!

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1345 Carter Hill Rd
Montgomery, AL
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Monday 12pm - 5pm
Tuesday 12pm - 5pm
Thursday 12pm - 5pm
Friday 12pm - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

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(334) 229-4876

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