This year's governor's history conference will focus on civil rights and social justice.
The conference will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence, beginning at 8 am.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Terrence Roberts, a civil rights pioneer and holder of the Congressional Gold Medal. Dr. Roberts was a Little Rock Nine student who stood up for equal access to education during a pivotal moment of the Civil Rights Movement.
Other presenters include Rep. Joshua Boschee, speaking on LGBT equality in North Dakota and Clay Jenkinson, who will discuss Robert Kennedy's 1963 speech to the National Congress of American Indians in Bismarck.
In conjunction with the conference, the Bismarck premiere of the film 'The Road to Little Rock' will take place on Friday, Sept. 20, at Bismarck State College's Sidney J. Lee Auditorium, at 7 p.m. The film is about Judge Ronald Davies' role during the Little Rock desegregation controvery.
Pre-registration is required, but the conference is free.
August 26, 2013