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Media & Civil Rights History Symposium

The Media & Civil Rights History Symposium will be held at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 2019.  Held during the full bloom of the South Carolina spring, the biennial event brings together civil rights and media historians to share historical knowledge on the vital relationships between civil rights and various types of public communication. We welcome scholars from various disciplines, and we invite work that approaches civil rights and media history from a range of local/national/transnational contexts, perspectives, and periods.

Call for Abstracts and Proposals
(Papers, Research-in-Progress and Panels)

We are currently accepting abstracts (up to 500 words) for papers and panel sessions (up to 1,000 words) on all aspects of the historical relationship between media and civil rights.

Submission deadline is Monday, Dec. 17 at midnight.  Notification of acceptance will be made by Feb. 1, 2019.  


Contact Us

Dr. Kenneth Campbell
Media & Civil Rights History Symposium
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Email:  kcampbell@sc.edu