Civil rights activist to deliver lecture Oct. 25

Civil rights activist Dr. Bob Zellner will present a lecture titled, “Wrong side of Murder Creek,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in Hendrix Theatre at East Carolina University.  A question and answer session and book signing will follow.


Zellner was the first white Southerner to serve as field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He played a significant role in the civil rights movement throughout the 1960s. Zellner’s father was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Zellner’s newly released book is also titled “Wrong Side of Murder Creek.”

Prior to the lecture, Zellner will present to an ECU class in African and African-American studies, followed by a luncheon with faculty, students and administrators.

He is the first speaker in the New Horizons Lecture Series sponsored by ECU’s Ledonia Wright Cultural Center.

“We want people to stop and think, ‘Wow, that’s a story I have to hear,’” said Dr. Lathan Turner, interim director of the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center.  “The experiences, decisions and paths chosen by Dr. Zellner and others in that time period are simply amazing.”

The lecture at Hendrix Theatre is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Lathan E. Turner at (252) 328-6495 or via email at


9 thoughts on “Civil rights activist to deliver lecture Oct. 25

  1. Hey there! I realize this is kind of off-topic however I
    had to ask. Does managing a well-established website such as yours require
    a large amount of work? I’m brand new to writing a blog but
    I do write in my diary every day. I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my experience
    and feelings online. Please let me know if you have any kind of suggestions or tips
    for brand new aspiring blog owners. Thankyou!

  2. I’m now not sure the place you are getting your information, however great topic.
    I needs to spend some time finding out more or working out more.
    Thank you for wonderful info I used to be
    searching for this info for my mission.

  3. No debería llevarte más de 30 minutos machacar tus
    músculos con ejercicios de bíceps y tríceps (mira los recursos más adelante).

  4. Consulte nuestros costes para Cerrajeros urgentes Alcobendas veinticuatro horas y estar convencidos de que, pese a una situación de emergencia de cerrajería Servicio Cerrajero urgente Alcobendas fuera,
    nuestros cerrajeros no quieren pagar más de lo esperado.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.