Dr. Darius Lee Swann, 1925-2020: A Real Mason Hero

Last week we sadly found out that Dr. Darius Swann, a civil rights advocate and lifelong Presbyterian minister died at his home in nearby Burke, Virginia on March 25. Dr. Swann had been a popular and respected member of the George Mason University Faculty from 1971 to 1984. He is Continue Reading

Black Nationalism, Islam, and Malcolm X

This post was written by Tavia Wager, Research Services Assistant. Malcolm X remains a well-known and controversial leader of the American Civil Rights Movement. Assassinated in 1965, he is remembered for his leadership in the Nation of Islam (NOI), his views on Black Nationalism, and his identity as a Muslim. Continue Reading

Before and Beyond 1968: Exhibit Reception

SCRC is hosting an exhibit discussion and reception for Before + Beyond 1968: Three Civil Rights Movements in America on Thursday Jan. 31, 2019. It will run from 3:30 – 5:00 and will take place in the Seminar Room in  SCRC, 2400 Fenwick. The featured speaker is Dr. Spencer Crew, George Mason University Robinson Continue Reading

Before and Beyond 1968: Gender and Race Ideology in the KKK

This post was written by Tavia Wager, Research Services Assistant. Special Collections Research Center’s (SCRC) exhibit “Before and Beyond 1968: Three Civil Rights Movements in America,” displays materials from the nineteenth century to the present day relating to the civil rights movement. The exhibition includes materials from the KKK in Continue Reading

Before and Beyond 1968: Margaret Fuller

This post was written by Emily Rusch, Research Services Assistant. Come visit Fenwick Library and check out our civil rights exhibit on the second floor! This exhibit highlights three different civil rights movements that took place in the United States. These three movements focused on equal rights for African-Americans, women, Continue Reading