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Professor James Ralph to Offer Historical Perspective on History of Civil Rights in Peoria, September 20 & 21

Professor James Ralph of Middlebuury College, Middlebury, Vermont, will be in Peoria on Sunday and Monday, September 20 & 21, 2015 to offer historical perspective on the history of civil rights in Peoria.

On Sunday, September 20th at 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm, Professor Ralph will be the guest of the Peoria NAACP at a reception at the NAACP office, 101 N MacArthur Highway. Refreshments will be served and the public is most welcome.

Professor Ralph will give a lecture at Bradley University on Monday, September 21st entitled “The Peoria NAACP and the Civil Rights Struggle” at 7:00 pm in the Marty Theater, located in the basement of the Student Center. The public is welcome.

Professor Ralph is a civil rights historian with an emphasis on the Midwest. He is the author of “Northern Protest: Martin Luther King, Jr., Chicago and the Civil Rights Movement and co-author of the forthcoming book, “The Chicago Freedom Movement Reconsidered.” His current book manuscript is called “Protest in Peoria: The Struggle for Racial Justice in America’s Heartland.”

Professor Ralph is the author of many book reviews, book chapters, essays, film reviews, web presentations and has been a consultant for many national radio and television programs. He has taught at Middlebury College for 26 years, is past Dean of the Faculty and is currently Dean for Faculty Development and Research. Professor Ralph last visited Peoria in 2002 where he received the Romeo B. Garret Humanitarian Award.