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Gloria Steinem's words capture the spirit of this event: "At my age, in this still hierarchical time, people often ask me if I'm 'passing the torch.' I explain that I'm keeping my torch, thank you very much...and I'm using it to light the torches of others. Because only if each of us has a torch will there be enough light."
The Congress for Racial Equality pioneered sit-ins and other non violent strategies to win equal treatment for all since its origins in 1947. In honor of the anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act -- a direct result of the brave protests of civil rights workers -- we feature this exhibit about a CORE organizer sharing a selection of memories and materials -- "Civil Rights History Walks Into a Classroom."
Congratulations to the CUNY undergraduate writers and artists who won prizes in this year's contest. Take a look at their inspiring poems, essays and artworks. Discover new voices and see new perspectives from the City University of New York's 22 campuses and 350,000 students.