Live Video Streaming of "An Evening with the Dues: Pioneers in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement"

Published Jimmy - Sat, 02/05/2011 - 2:34am


Patricia Stephens Due and her husband, civil rights attorney John Due, will speak about their role in the civil rights movement in “An Evening with the Dues: Pioneers in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement,” on Feb. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Buddy & Anne MacKay Auditorium in Pugh Hall, University of Florida. The Civic Media Center will host a live video stream viewing of "An Evening with the Dues" during the event, from 6-8pm.

“An Evening with the Dues” is being organized by the UF Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.

The event will be moderated by noted civil rights activists Dr. Zoharah Simmons and Dan Harmeling. There will be a book signing, and copies of “Freedom in the Family: A Mother Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights,” by Patricia Stephens Due and Tananarive Due will be available for purchase.

Dr. Paul Ortiz, the director of the Oral History Program, notes, “The emphasis of ‘An Evening with the Dues,’ is to learn about the history of the struggle for civil rights in Florida and to ask the question: how do we build on the achievements of the past?”

Dr. Katheryn Russell-Brown, a Professor of Law and the Director of the UF Race Center, said, “It’s rare to have an opportunity to hear directly from people who’ve participated in the civil rights movement. The Dues are living testimony to the national impact of local political struggles.”

For those who cannot attend the program at either Pugh Hall or the CMC, it will be recorded and streamed live on the Bob Graham Center for Public Service’s homepage at Additionally, when the program is over the video stream will be posted at the Graham Center’s events archive at

Co-sponsors include: The University of Florida African American Studies Program, Center for African Studies, Bob Graham Center For Public Service, Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, Department of History, Department of Anthropology, Office of the Provost, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville Women’s Liberation, Civic Media Center, and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East – Florida Region.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 6:00pm
Free, donations appreciated