Movement 68 Symposium

October 23, 2018

College of Education, Room 160


Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Join us on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 for a panel discussion on the past 50 years of black student activism and experiences at Middle Tennessee State University, featuring alumni and students from the 1960s to the present day. We will also have a special pre-panel presentation by keynote speaker Lae'l Hughes-Watkins, University Archivist and Assistant Professor from Kent State University, who founded Project STAND, an important an online clearinghouse that provides researchers with a centralized access point to historical and archival documentation on the development and on-going occurrences of student dissent. Her research areas focus on outreach to marginalized communities, documenting student activism within disenfranchised populations, and utilizing narratives of oppressed voices within the curricula of post-secondary education spaces.

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Thank you to all of our sponsors: MTSU Center for Historic Preservation, the Distinguished Lecture Committee, the Office of Equity & Compliance, the Office of Intercultural & Diversity Affairs, Africana Studies Program, the Department of History, Scholars Academy, Omega Psi Phi, and the Albert Gore Research Center. 

Expected panel participants: 

  • Sylvester Brooks
  • Dr. Phyllis Hickerson-Washington
  • Dr. Michael McDonald
  • Dr. Vincent Windrow
  • AndrĂ© Canty
  • Arionna White
  • Barbara Scales (Moderator)

The Movement 68 Symposium is honored to be the official pre-conference program for the 2018 Slave Dwelling Project Conference co-hosted by MTSU's Center for Historic Preservation. For more information on this important conference visit their website:

Accessibility Information

The College of Education Room 160 is wheelchair accessible. If you or someone you know will need Sign Language Interpreting or Communication Real Time Translation, please contact or before October 12th. There are all gender/family restrooms on the first floor of the College of Education. If you need or require other accommodations that are not listed, please contact us by emailing or by calling 615-898-2632. Thank you. 


There are three parking lots near the College of Education off Blue Raider Drive, including accessible parking for disabled people. More detailed parking information to be announced closer to the event. Interactive campus parking and building map:

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Albert Gore Research Center

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Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132


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