University of Rochester

EVENT: Reading of an historical manuscript by Professor Emeritus of History Jesse T. Moore, Jr.

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at The Meliora, Frederick Douglass Building on the University of Rochesterís River Campus

ADMISSION: $5 per person; dessert and coffee served before the lecture
Note: Free parking in Library Lot.

February 5, 2004

Professor Emeritus of History Jesse T. Moore, Jr. will read from his manuscript, A Desire to Resist, about a North Carolina case that was a catalyst for the civil rights movement, and his own connection to the case.

The program, part of the Wednesday Evening Lectures sponsored by the University of Rochester Alumni Association, will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, in The Meliora in the Frederick Douglass Building on the University of Rochesterís River Campus.

Mooreís manuscript is a work of historical fiction that tells of an historically factual case that rocked a small town in North Carolina. In the late 1940s, a young African-American man was arrested for allegedly raping a white woman and was almost lynched. This event and others like it moved African Americans to resist unfair and unequal treatment, and gave birth to the civil rights movement of the next 30 years.

Admission is $5 per person with dessert and coffee served before the lecture. Free parking is available in the Library Lot. For more information and reservations, contact the Fairbank Alumni House at (585) 273-5888.




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