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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University (OLLI at Auburn) will mark Black History Month with the presentation of an oral history of the integration of Tuskegee High School and a lecture on the civil rights movement and the war on poverty 50 years later.

The Tuskegee history will be presented at noon Wednesday, Feb. 18, by the Mosaic Theatre Company. The story begins in September 1963 when 13 African-American students attempted to integrate all-white Tuskegee High School in the wake of a court ruling. Mosaic, which is composed of Auburn University students, was founded in 2011. It is dedicated to the creation and performance of original works of theatre that explore issues of diversity in all forms. It is directed by Teresa Carr in the Department of Theatre of AU’s College of Liberal Arts.

On Thursday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m., David Carter will discuss “The Gates of Opportunity: LBJ, the Civil Rights Movement and America’s War on Poverty Fifty Years Later.” An associate professor of history at Auburn, Carter received a BA with Highest Honors in History from the University of North Carolina, and his Ph.D. from Duke University. He is the author of “The Music Has Gone Out of the Movement: Civil Rights and the Johnson Administration, 1965-1968” and has contributed to a number of other books and journals.

Both events will be at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts Auditorium, 901 South College St., Auburn. The programs are free, but seating is limited with special reserved seating for OLLI at Auburn members. For details, call Linda Shook, OLLI at Auburn director, at (334) 844-3105 or email her at OLLI at Auburn offers academic, not for credit programs for adults, aged 50 years or older. OLLI at Auburn is a program of the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach at Auburn University.