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News The Beloved Community in Action: Talk by James Kates

MARLBORO, VT – (February, 2, 2012) – Marlboro College will present a talk by civil rights activist James Kates on activism in the 1960s and today. The lecture will take place on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 pm in the Apple Tree classroom, and is free and open to the public.

Civil-rights activists in the 1960s worked for a committed body of citizens in which everyone participates equally, an ideal still in search of realization. Kates, who worked with the Student Nonviolent Committee in Mississippi in the mid-1960s and as a nonviolent activist and trainer afterwards, will lead a discussion about how this practice worked then, and how it resonates today.

Kates co-directs the non-profit literary publishing house Zephyr Press, publishers of Letters from Mississippi: Reports from Civil Rights Volunteers & Poetry of the 1964 Freedom Summer.

Images available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College public relations department at 802-251-7644 or In case of inclement weather, call the Marlboro College events line at 802-451-7151.

Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts for 60 years, with 300 undergraduate students enjoying an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro College Graduate School offers master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of education, internet technologies, health care administration, non-profit administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability, with courses designed around small classes at the downtown Brattleboro campus complemented by online work and close collaboration.



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