Dr. Mary Frances Berry: The Legacy Of Sixties Activism

Jun 17, 2014

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For four decades, Mary Frances Berry has been a civil rights activist. Famously fired from the US Civil Rights Commission before being rehired by President Reagan, she’s gone on to chair the commission, serve as the first woman and African American to be chancellor of the University of Colorado, and teach legal history at the University of Pennsylvania. On Tuesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with the activist about the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement of the Sixties and modern day activism.

Event Info: Dr. Mary Frances will give the keynote address Wednesday at Legal Aid's 16th Annual Justice For All Luncheon, on the topic of "The Legacy of the Sixties & Lessons for Today." The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriot Muehlebach Tower, 1213 Baltimore, KCMO.