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Event: Washington College Harwood Series Lecture Featuring Steve Kornacki

Washington College's Harwood Lecture Series on American Journalism presents political author, journalist, television host, and 2020 election sensation Steve Kornacki to discuss the historical roots of our present-day politics. Kornacki's 2018 book The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism explores the topic indepth. 

Event: "Freedom Riders" Free Screening and Discussion with Director Stanley Nelson

The Crossing Cultures Lecture Series at Washington College presents a free virtual film screening and discussion with award-winning director Stanley Nelson about his documentary "Freedom Riders." This year marks the 60th anniversary of the journey, when 400 Black and white Americans risked their lives challenging Jim Crow segregation through the Deep South in May 1961.