Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

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Sherrilyn Ifill talks recent civil rights movements as keynote speaker for MLK Dream Week

January 23, 2023

Content warning: This story contains mentions of police violence.  Civil rights lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill reflected on Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as the keynote speaker for...

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Evanston events honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 9, 2023

Content warning: This story contains mentions of lynching. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by reflecting on history through film screenings, musical events and lectures in Evanston this upcoming...

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Civil rights lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill selected as MLK Dream Week keynote speaker

January 8, 2023

Civil rights lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill will be the keynote speaker for Northwestern’s 2023 MLK Dream Week, the University announced Friday.  Ifill will discuss her work as a civil rights lawyer and...

Anna Deavere Smith, known for her role as Dr. Nancy McNally, on NBC’s political drama, “The West Wing,” speaks at the Galvin Recital Hall in the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts on Monday. Smith reenacted interviews conducted with people she thought were affected by the “school-to-prison pipeline.”

‘The West Wing’ star focuses on educational, criminal injustice in play

April 24, 2017

As actress Anna Deavere Smith interviewed a series of people for a research project regarding the systematic oppression of minorities within the education and criminal justice system, she was inspired...

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