|Panel discussion on Civil Rights movement
in Kentucky to be held on campus
RELEASED: January 16, 2002
DANVILLE, KY-A viewing party for the Kentucky Educational Television program "Living the Story: The History of the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky" will take place Jan. 21 starting at 7:30 p.m. in Newlin Hall of Centre's Norton Center for the Arts.
The documentary, making its state-wide debut from 8-9 p.m., will be followed by a half-hour panel discussion by members of the Centre and Danville communities.
Helen Fisher Frye and writer Frank X Walker, both with Danville ties, were interviewed for the documentary.
Two men who were students at Centre during the Civil Rights Movement will join Frye, Norman Bartleson and Centre Professor of Religion Eric Mount in speaking about life on Centre's campus and in Danville during this important time in the country's history.
The former Centre students are Bobby Elliott of Lexington, who graduated in 1971, and Gordon Benning of Cincinnati, who graduated in 1970. Benning was one of the first African-American graduates of Centre College. Elliott, a trustee of the College, was active in Civil Rights as a student.
Ashley McGraw, a senior who is the president of Centre's Diversity Student Union, will serve as moderator.
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