The University at Buffalo Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, are pleased to sponsor and announce the 2014 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research.
One $500 prize will be awarded. The application deadline is March 7, 2014.
The American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s was spurred by innumerable heroes. Few individual heroes embodied this selfless sacrifice and silent struggle better than Medgar Wiley Evers. The NAACP's first field secretary in Mississippi, Evers is today remembered more for his brutal assassination at the hands of white supremacists in 1963, and his widow's long struggle to bring his murderer to justice, than he is for his orations, ideas, or achievements.
On view in the Lockwood Library lobby: “Agents of Change” – an exhibit honoring the life and work of civil rights activists, Mary Frances Berry and Myrlie Evers-Williams.