Virtual Discussion 3: Documenting the Movement

This webinar features interviews with award-winning South Carolina civil rights era photographer Cecil Williams and award-winning South Carolina artist and professor Leo Twiggs. The panelists discuss the legacy of their work for civil rights and African American education. This webinar comes as the nation and world witnesses the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and several others, and as the nation approaches the fifth anniversary of the murder of nine black parishioners in Charleston, SC. This webinar is co-sponsored by Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS), and the Center for Civil Rights History and Research.

Hosted by:
Alexis Johnson, Graduate Research Assistant with Teachers in the Movement
Jada Kennerly, Oberlin College, Summer Intern and Research Assistant, Teachers in the Movement Project

Panelists include:
Derrick Alridge, Professor, Curry School of Education & Human Development
Bobby Donaldson, Professor of History, University of South Carolina
Kenneth Twiggs, son of Leo Twiggs
Candace Cunningham, Professor of History, Florida Atlantic University
Ryan Heathcock, Videographer, Teachers in the Movement Project

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