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SPARK SATURDAY: CELEBRATING DR. KING’S LEGACY

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/14/2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location
The Center for Civil and Human Rights
100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta
Georgia,

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SPARK Saturday: Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy

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2017 1963 - “First African-American Woman to Hold a Cabinet Position and Serve as a U.S. Ambassador” Advocate of women’s rights, Patricia Roberts Harris was appointed by President John F. Kennedy to co-chair the National Women’s Committee for Civil Rights. In 1965, one year after the civil rights act, Patricia R. Harris made history under President Lyndon B. Johnson as the first black female U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg. She broke another barrier two years later as the first Dean of Law at her alma mater, Howard University; she became the first black woman to head a law school in the U.S.

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