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Diane Nash urges Notre Dame community to ‘choose an issue that moves you’ at MLK Celebration Luncheon

A leader in the Civil Rights Movement, Diane Nash worked closely with Dr. King. Nash, a former Freedom Rider, told the students, faculty, and staff in attendance that "social change takes a lot of work and it takes courage."
2020 MLK Celebration Luncheon - A Conversation with Civil Rights Leader Diane Nash
Watch time: 67 minutes

Thomas Jefferson, Race, Slavery, and the Problem of American Nationhood

Join Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf as they discuss their research on Thomas Jefferson and try to explain how one of our Founding Fathers balanced his roles as both a "republican statesman and a plantation patriarch."
Thomas Jefferson, Race, Slavery, and the Problem of American Nationhood
Watch time: 85 minutes

African American Voices

Take a virtual tour through the Snite Museum of Art and explore African-American artworks in the collection. You can view and learn more about the collection, including the centerpiece (right), Richard Hunt’s Maquette for Wing Generator which symbolizes the phrase "There are no barriers to the mind."
African American Voices
Read time: 5 minutes
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