Sharpton, Lewis speaking at U of L event

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Rev. Al Sharpton and U.S. Rep. John Lewis are among the speakers during a series of events at the University of Louisville early this year focusing on the American civil rights movement during the 1960s.

The two civil rights leaders speak at an event March 6 to 8 looking at where the movement goes 50 years later.

Two events are scheduled this week. On Thursday, Matthew Whitaker of Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy speaks at 5:30 p.m. EST at Ekstrom Library. And Saturday will feature a panel discussion on trends in black electoral politics and legislation at 11 a.m. at DuValle Education Center.

Other events feature a presentation Feb. 5 on resistance in the civil rights movement and a symposium on Feb. 14 on issues including university leadership, curriculum development and ethnic studies.

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