Columbus, OH, February 10, 2014

Community members invited to celebrate 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Join the King Arts Complex in celebration of Black History for an unprecedented series of open discussions and speeches on topics vital to our community.  The Black History Lecture Series kicks off in February during Black History Month but continues on throughout the year featuring a variety of topics and programs designed to educate, elevate and inform on the issues, progress and challenges we continue to experience as a community.

On Monday, February 24th at 6pm G. Michael Payton will speak on the 50 year Anniversary of Civil Rights Bill. Mr. Payton will speak on the significance of the Civil Rights Bill then and now, and the creation and work of the Civil Rights Commission. This talk will take place in the Barbara R. Nicholson Auditorium at the King Arts Complex.  Michael is the Executive Director for the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the state law enforcement agency that administers the Ohio Civil Rights Act in the areas of employment, public accommodations, housing, credit and disabilities in higher education while conducting education and outreach. Michael oversees a statewide staff of 100 employees who investigate over 5,000 charges of discrimination annually.  This event is free and open to the public

On Friday, February 28th at 6pm “It’s all about Jazz” Join Professor William (Ted) McDaniel, Director of Jazz Studies at The OSU School of Music as he illuminates Jazz music played during the Civil Rights era. This talk will take place in the Barbara R. Nicholson Auditorium at the King Arts Complex at 867 Mount Vernon Avenue.  This event is free and open to the public.

 

For more information contact the King Arts Complex 614-645-5464 (KING) www.thekingartscomplex.com

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