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Civil Rights Movement presentation given by Prof. Allen-Bell at West Baton Rouge Museum

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On Saturday, January 14 Prof. Angela Allen-Bell gave a presentation titled For All the World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights at the West Baton Rouge Museum.

The presentation showcased the ways in which every day citizens contributed to giving life to the Civil Rights struggle in the United States through the power of images. She particularly highlighted the role that restorative justice can play in producing social change, as well as promoting healing and reconciliation.

Allen-Bell is an associate professor of legal analysis and writing at the Southern University Law Center, where she is the B.K. Agnihotri endowed professor of law. She was recently named a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Her research focuses on civil rights, restorative justice, social justice, and the interplay between race and justice. She has the distinction of having been selected for membership in the National Black Lawyers-Top 100, an invitation-only organization.

In addition to being a recurrent speaker in the community, as well as in the legal arena, Prof. Allen-Bell is frequently interviewed and quoted by local, national, and international media. She has twice submitted written testimony to the United States Senate’s Judiciary Committee on the Constitution and has served as an expert reviewer of solitary confinement teaching materials that are available through the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Click here to view her research.