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Dr. Mary Frances Berry: The Legacy Of Sixties Activism


For four decades, Mary Frances Berry has been a civil rights activist. Famously fired from the US Civil Rights Commission before being rehired by President Reagan, she’s gone on to chair the commission, serve as the first woman and African American to be chancellor of the University of Colorado, and teach legal history at the University of Pennsylvania. On Tuesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with the activist about the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement of the Sixties and modern day activism.

Event Info: Dr. Mary Frances will give the keynote address Wednesday at Legal Aid's 16th Annual Justice For All Luncheon, on the topic of "The Legacy of the Sixties & Lessons for Today." The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriot Muehlebach Tower, 1213 Baltimore, KCMO.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.