MSU Project 60/50 and WKAR

A community conversation on civil rights and human rights

MSU's Project 60/50 is a yearlong community conversation on civil and human rights. The "60" represents 60 years since the Brown v. Board of Education ruling and the "50" represents 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, making major forms of discrimination unlawful.

To commemorate these important landmark events, support MSU's Project 60/50 and celebrate Black History Month, WKAR has several special program offerings in February 2014.

For more about the MSU project, visit
inclusion.msu.edu/Project6050

Documentary Inspires
1:25 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

'Women in Space' Provokes Enlightening Conversation

Panelists (l-r) Megan Donahue and Melanie Cooper
Credit Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR Community Cinema returned this season on Oct. 10 with an enlightening conversation spurred from the new documentary, "Makers: Women in Space." 

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Documentary Inspires
2:54 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

'Trials of Muhammad Ali' Provokes Conversation

Panelists (l-r) Pero Dagbovie, Daniel Manville and Waseem El-Rayes
Credit Aaron Snyder / WKAR-MSU

Community members left WKAR Community Cinema on May 8 with interests heighten from the screening and conversation featuring "The Trials of Muhammad Ali."

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MSU Project 60/50
12:01 am
Sat February 1, 2014

American Promise on WKAR-TV

The Brewster family
Credit Courtesy of Orrie King

Mon., Feb. 3, 10 pm | A 13-year chronicle of two boys' divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation.

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MSU Project 60/50
12:00 am
Sat February 1, 2014

American Masters: Alice Walker, Beauty in Truth on WKAR-TV

Alice Walker

 Fri., Feb. 7, 10 pm | The writer/activist's dramatic life is told with poetry and lyricism.

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MSU Project 60/50
12:00 am
Sat February 1, 2014

Underground Railroad: The William Still Story on WKAR-TV

William Still is reunited with his long-lost brother Peter who has been sold down the river after Still’s mother escaped to the North.
Credit Courtesy of 90th Parallel Productions Ltd

 Mon., Feb. 17, 9 pm | The story of William Still, one of the most important yet unheralded individuals of the Underground Railroad.

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MSU Project 60/50
12:00 am
Sat February 1, 2014

We Were Known As on WKAR-TV

Sun., Feb. 23, 7 pm | A WKAR Original  | African-American life in Lansing from the mid-1930s to the mid-1970s. First aired in 2002.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:09 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Project 60/50 kicks off year-long human rights conversation

This year marks the anniversary of two crucial moments in our country’s long history of inequality. Sixty years ago, the Supreme Court handed out its landmark decision in Brown versus the Topeka Board of Education, which effectively ended legal segregation of our nation’s public schools. And 50 years ago this year, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law.

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