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JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY CORE FACULTY • Dr. Leslie Burl McLemore, Director, Political Scientist (Emeritus) at Jackson State University and Veteran of the Civil Rights Movement • Dr. Michelle D. Deardorff, Political Scientist at Jackson State University • Dr. Jeff Kolnick, Historian, Southwest Minnesota State University • Dr. Daphne Chamberlain, Research Fellow STAFF • Latosha A. Garrett, Administrative Assistant/ Program Coordinator • Keith Lamont Mcmillian, Project Coordinator • Ja’Lisa Jordan and Michael Morris, Graduate Research Assistants HAMER HAPPENINGS F ALL 2011 2012 H AMER H UMANITARIAN A WARD L UNCHEON Save The Date $35 PER PERSON Inside this issue: Directors Note 2 History of the Institute 3 Medgar Evers/ Ella Baker Lecture Series 4 2011 Humanitarian Awards Luncheon 6 MS Freedom 50th Freedom Riders Reunion 8 Pivotal Role of Young People 10 2011 Teaching American History 12 From Freedom Summer to the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike 13 The Hamer Institute Faculty and Staff 15 COFO Civil Rights Education Center 26 $250 PER TABLE OF 8 LOCATION: Jackson State University New Student Center Ballroom A WHEN: APRIL 20, 2012 TIME: 11:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M. For More Information please contact the Hamer Institute at 601-979-1563 or email us at You may also visit our website at The Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy at Jackson State University extends an invitation for you to become a participant in the Fannie Lou Hamer Humanitarian Awards Luncheon, to be held on Friday, April 20, 2012, 11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. in the New Student Center, Ballroom A located on the campus of Jackson State University. The Purpose of this Award Luncheon is to honor individuals and organizations that have made major contributions to the areas of service and leadership in the pursuit of social, economic, political, and environmental justice and equality within the state of Mississippi and abroad. 2012 HAMER HUMANITARIAN AWARD RECIPIENTS John Garner Civil Rights Veteran, Retired Physics Professor Tougaloo College, Jackson, Mississippi Susan Glisson Executive Director, William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, Oxford, Mississippi Hickman Johnson Senior Pastor, Farish Street Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi Flonzie Brown-Wright President FBW & Associates, Inc., Author, Civil Rights Trailblazer, Jackson, MS

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