News Archives

Tuesday

October 26, 2010 4:14 pm

Activist revisits civil rights work in autobiographical play

During the civil rights movement of the 1960s, John Perdew dropped out of Harvard in order to fight for the equal rights of all Americans. Some 40 years later, he turned his story into The Education of a Harvard Guy, a play that he performs at Bates College at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Tuesday

March 13, 2007 3:01 pm

Jones to address topic Betrayal: Sold Out by the Civil Rights Movement

Libertarian, entertainer and entrepreneur, Reginald Jones discusses the topic Betrayal: Sold Out by the Civil Rights Movement Wednesday, March 14, in Room 204, Carnegie Science Hall, 44 Campus Ave.

Wednesday

January 28, 2004 8:43 am

Princeton scholar to discuss memory and civil rights in Bates lecture

Valerie Smith, director of Princeton University’s program in African American studies and a member of the Bates College Class of 1975, gives a lecture titled “Memory and the United States Civil Rights Movement” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend the talk, sponsored by the Multicultural Center, free of charge.

Thursday

September 30, 1999 12:00 am

Dramatic duo presents civil rights performances

The Stuart Sisters, a dramatic duo from Philadelphia, will present two performances of “A Brand New Day,” an hourlong retrospective about the civil rights movement and the era of rock ‘n roll, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, and 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Monday

March 22, 1999 3:10 pm

Bates to bestow degree on Julian Bond

Julian Bond, an active participant in the movements for civil rights, economic justice and peace for more than three decades, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Bates College at noon Wednesday, April 7, in Alumni Gymnasium as part of the college’s annual Founders Day Convocation — a time when the college reflects on the principles that were at its founding and continue to sustain it. The public is invited to attend the convocation without charge.

Tuesday

November 3, 1998 12:49 pm

Jazz and gospel groups combine to perform celebration of the Civil Rights movement

Contemporary jazz meets traditional gospel when The Christian McBride Jazz Quartet and the Maine Gospel Choir perform “The Movement, Revisited,” a musical celebration of the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s, Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend free of charge.