Boykin Community Center to feature ASU archivist on civil rights in Alabama at OLLI ‘Brown Bag Lunch and Learn’


Special to the
Opelika Observer

Howard O. Robinson II, Alabama State University archivist, will present “Civil Rights in Alabama” at OLLI’s Bicentennial “Brown Bag Lunch & Lecture Series” on Feb. 5 at the Boykin Community Center.
In addition to his duties as ASU Archivist, Robinson also teaches in the university’s History and Political Science Department. He specializes in African-American history and has written on the student protest movement of the 1960s.
Dr. Robinson also works closely with the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture. He has taught at Armstrong Atlantic State University, and he has worked with the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, both located in Savannah, Georgia.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University (OLLI at Auburn) hosts its Alabama Bicentennial Brown Bag Lunch & Lecture Series from 11:45 am to 2 p.m. at the Boykin Community Center, located at 400 Boykin St. in Auburn. The bring-your-own-lunch begins at 11:45 a.m., and complimentary coffee, tea and water will be provided. The program begins at 12:15 p.m. The series is cosponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities and City of Auburn’s Boykin Community Center. The program is open to the public at no charge.
OLLI at Auburn is a program of the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach at Auburn University. OLLI administrative offices and select classes are located at the historic Sunny Slope property, located at 1031 S. College St. in Auburn.
For more information regarding this event or to learn about becoming a member, volunteer faculty member, volunteer service assistant or sponsor, contact Shawnee McKee, OLLI Administrative Support at 334-844-3146,, or visit


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