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Video of the March on Emporia #1 on 9/15/15

You joined us in person and online (via our Facebook page) in a march against injustice and inequity for faculty, staff and students of color at Emporia State University in Emporia Kansas. Our FIRST historic marches. MANY issues.


*July 14, 2017: Dr. Melvin Hale & wife Angelica Hale lawsuits vs Emporia State and it's leaders granted to move forward on the
same day.  MORE...

*Judge permits Dr. Melvin Hale's counterclaim lawsuit against Emporia State University employee Debra Rittgers to proceed. Read details of the judge's decision here.

*In addition to the 3 federal cases against ESU employees relating to the hate speech incident at Emporia State,

  there is currently a 4th active federal discrimination case against the university filed by Dr. Rajesh Singh: http://bit.ly/1Mputzk

               4 federal lawsuits against ESU, its leaders and selected School of Library and Information Studies (SLIM) faculty, staff

News coverage related to the hate speech incident at Emporia State University:


9/15/19 - The 4th anniversary of the March on Emporia, at Emporia State University (read)

7/19/19 - Federal judge verdict in favor of Angelica Hale in Title 7 retaliation lawsuit against Emporia State University after she spoke out against racism at the university library school and on campus. Read below:

Emporia State University Faces Title VII Charges

The Big Story/The Associated Press (Breaking News, July 2015)

Emporia State couple claims racial harassment at university


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UPDATE-ESU's Motion for Reconsideration: Denied

November 19, 2019

Debra Rittgers' Defamation Lawsuit Against Dr. Hale:Dismissed

August 13, 2019