National Civil Rights Conference
6th National Civil Rights Conference
Meridian/Philadelphia, Mississippi
June 19 – 22, 2016
Conference Theme
Rise, Advocate, Educate and Cooperate:
Honoring the Past and Embracing the Future
Call for Participation
The National Education and Empowerment Coalition, Inc. and the Cities of Philadelphia and Meridian (Mississippi) are proud to co-sponsor the Sixth Annual National Civil Rights Conference.  This exciting and informative conference will be held in Meridian, Mississippi and promises to generate considerable intellectual dialogue and debate, as well as create opportunities to strengthen existing networks and forge new ones.
The National Civil Rights Conference will coincide with (1) the Annual Mississippi Civil Rights Memorial Service: an annual event remembering and honoring the three slain civil rights workers (James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner) and other Mississippi civil rights movement participants; (2) memorial activities on the grounds of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church; and (3) memorial activities on the grounds of the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church.

The National Civil Rights Conference is soliciting papers, panel sessions and workshops for the June conference.  The conference theme is Rise, Advocate, Educate and Cooperate: Honoring the Past and Embracing the FutureAlthough the program committee welcomes papers, panels and artistic productions on any aspect of human and civil rights, priority will be given to submissions directly related to the conference theme. 

The deadline for submission of paper, panel and artistic production proposals is April 1, 2016.  Proposals should be submitted electronically and must include:  title of paper or panel, author (s) name and affiliation (s), 200 to 250 word abstract of the paper or panel, and contact information.  Proposals should be submitted to:

Conference attendees and program participants are required to register for the conference. Registration includes admission to all sessions, and exhibit halls and daily keynotes.  Service-learning training/registration (10 to 20 instructional hours or 1.0 to 2.0 CEUs) will be offered (at a small fee) to registered participants and specific audiences such as teachers, principals, and education leaders.  Registration information and materials will be posted on the following web site:

Contact the planning committee chair ( or visit the conference web site for additional conference information.

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