Media Advisory: UNH Celebrates Rosa Parks and Civil Rights Movement Dec. 1

Contact: Lori Wright
603-862-0574
UNH Media Relations

Nov. 28, 2005



WHAT: “Celebrating 50 years of the Civil Rights Movement: Honoring Rosa Parks, a Woman of Courage”
 
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 1, noon to 2 p.m.
 
WHERE: Memorial Union Building, Strafford Room
 
BACKGROUND: “Celebrating 50 years of the Civil Rights Movement: Honoring Rosa Parks, a Woman of Courage” is an interactive educational program to celebrate civil rights, social justice, and nonviolent protest. Most historians date the beginning of the modern civil rights movement in the United States to Dec. 1, 1955. That was the day when Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Ala. Her courage helped to bring about the civil rights legislation that has transformed the lives of millions of men and women in this country for generations to come. Come pay homage, view video footage of Rosa Parks and engage in the small group Dialogue Café led by faculty, staff and students. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Diversity Initiatives.
 
RSVP: Media planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Lori Wright at lori.wright@unh.edu.