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Looking Back/ Moving Forward
Looking Back/Moving Forward
By Anthony J Harris
Commentary on past, current, and future events and incidents in which race and racism were at the center. I will offer commentary on my experiences as a 1960s civil rights activist and offer commentary on similarities and differences between activism during the 1960s and that of today.
Anthony J. Harris was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He was an active participant in the local Civil Rights Movement and has been a champion for social justice for the greater part of his life. Dr. Harris has published numerous scholarly articles and the following books: Fruits of a Disgraced Legacy; It’s What’s on the Inside; Gifts of Moments: Being Somebody to Somebody; Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round; Faith, Family, Friends, Freedom: The Life and Legacy of Daisy Harris Wade; That Which You do Most Often…Is That Which You Do Best. In his books, he draws upon life lessons learned through years of commitment to and advocacy for social justice, education, and human rights.
Dr. Harris has been featured in PBS documentary, Freedom Summer, and conducts keynote addresses on topics pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement, the educational success of young black males, and leadership. Dr. Harris currently serves as Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University. He previously worked as an administrator and faculty member at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Mercer University, and the University of Southern Mississippi. He and his wife, Smithenia, have two adult children, Ashley and Michael.
Speaking to seventh grade class at McCullough Junior High School, The Woodlands, Texas
Anthony J, Harris and his brothers James (c.) and Harold (r.)
Anthony J. Harris at a book signing at Cascade United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA
Anthony J. Harris at a book signing at the Hattiesburg Public Library, Hattiesburg, MS
Anthony J. Harris invited by Atlanta Book Club to discuss his novel, Fruits of a Disgraced Legacy
Anthony J. Harris with his brothers Harold (l.) and James (r.)
Photo of an announcement of the African American Men March. He was the Coordinator of the march.
Author’s brick presented to Anthony J. Harris by the Commerce (TX) Public Library
Book that Anthony and his fiancé had to sign in order to receive a marriage license in Forrest County, Mississippi, 1976
Project Keep Hope Alive, an afterschool mentoring program for African American boys, established by Anthony J. Harris in Commerce, TX
Anthony J. Harris, Keynote Speaker, 50th Anniversary of Freedom Day, Hattiesburg, MS
Anthony J. Harris’ and fiancé’s signature in the Colored Record of Marriages
Anthony J. Harris, age 12, at Freedom School, Hattiesburg, MS
Plaque presented to Anthony J. Harris’ late mother by Anthony’s fraternity
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