Talk features film footage, audio clips from the civil rights movement

January 07, 2011

"Lifting the Veil: The Jack Rabin Collection on Alabama Civil Rights and Southern Activists," will be presented by Barry Kernfeld at 2 p.m. on Jan. 17, in Foster Auditorium, room 102 of the Paterno Library. Highlights will include rare security surveillance photographs from the files of the Alabama Department of Public Safety, audio clips of previously unreleased speeches by Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Ralph Abernathy, and archived film footage featuring civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael and the 1964 Voting Rights movement.

Kernfeld is a staff archivist in Historical Collections and Labor Archives, The Special Collections Library in the University Libraries. The presentation is free and open to the public.

The presentation will also be available for viewing through MediaSite Live at online. For more information on the collection, go to online. For questions, contact Shirley Davis at 814-863-5449.

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