Southeast Missouri State University

12th Annual Weis Lecture -- Nov. 27, 2007, Glenn Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, November 27 -- Glenn Auditorium at 6 p.m

Kira Duke of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., will present "The Media and the Movement:  A Look at How the Media Impacted the Civil Rights Movement" at the 12th annual Emil C. Weis LectureKira Duke grew up in Carthage, Tenn., just miles from the home of Al Gore, Jr.  She attended Rhodes College where she received a bachelor of arts degree in history in 2003.  In 2005, she received a master's of art degree in history from the University of Tennesee, Knoxville, with a focus on southern history and the history of the civil rights movement. To Disturb the People as Little as Possible, Kira’s master’s thesis, examines the desegregation of Memphis city schools. For the past two years, Kira has been with the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, where she is the education coordinator

The Weis Lecture is open to all students are encouraged to attend.  For more information, contact the Communication Department at (573) 651-2241 or masscomm@semo.edu.

 

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