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03/03 The College of New Rochelle to Honor Civil Rights Activist Myrlie Evers-Williams 7 PM

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03/03 The College of New Rochelle to Honor Civil Rights Activist Myrlie Evers-Williams 7 PM

February 27, 2016 - 09:01
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The College of New Rochelle to Honor Civil Rights Activist Myrlie Evers-Williams

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- 

WHEN:        Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m.

WHERE:     Holy Family Chapel, The College of New Rochelle

                    29 Castle Place, New Rochelle 

WHO:           Myrlie Evers-Williams, Civil Rights Activist, Ex-NAACP Chair

                   Judith Huntington, President, The College of New Rochelle

                   CNR faculty, administrators, students 

WHAT:        The College of New Rochelle will honor Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, during an academic convocation celebrating Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March). Evers-Williams, who will speak as part of the convocation, is a highly respected civil rights activist in her own right, as well as an author, politician and educator. She also is credited with restoring the NAACP’s reputation as the premier civil rights organization in the United States during her stint as Chairperson from 1995 to 1998. She holds 17 honorary degrees from leading colleges and universities and has received numerous civil rights, human rights anD community awards.

Media members will have the opportunity to speak with Evers-Williams following the convocation.

CONTACT:      Sean Mayer

                        914-762-1900 FREE

                        [email protected]