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Kelley Examines Roots of Civil Rights

Dr. Blair LM Kelley, associate professor of history, has published Right to Ride (UNC Press, 2010), which examines the earliest struggles against Jim Crow laws across the South. Ordinary  men and women risked lynching and race riots to contest the segregation laws that divided trains and streetcars by race.

Kelly will discuss the roots of the civil rights movement during a panel discussion of turning points in North Carolina’s African American history. The presentation begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, at the North Carolina Museum of History.

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