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Crossing the Tracks: An Oral History of East and West Wilson, North Carolina

“The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do.” James Baldwin

The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement: A Series of Conversations on Moving Forward

On January 26, 2015, Barton College's Minority Student Association, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Hackney Library sponsored a panel discussion called The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement: A Series of Conversations on Moving Forward.  The event, which marked the 50th anniversaries of the March on Washington, the Selma to Montgomery March, and the passage of the Voting Rights Act, focused on what lessons can be drawn from these events and how we can use these lessons to move forward to create a more just and equitable society.  Kiara Lewis, a 2018 Barton College graduate, created a video that set the tone for the evening.