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Civil Rights Movement Lecture

Monday, April 4, 2011

 FREDERICK, Md.—Three women who were part of one of the most prominent activist groups during the civil rights movement in the 1960s will speak about their experiences and struggle for social change April 11 at 11:30 a.m. in Whitaker Campus Center at Hood College. 

Betty Robinson, Judy Richardson and Dottie Zellner are editors of a recently released book Hands on the Freedom Plow, which documents the testimonies of 52 women active in the Atlanta-based Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and whose members included Stokely Carmichael, Julian Bond and Marion Barry. From sit-ins to voter registration to the March on Washington to antiwar activism, the contributors describe their experiences and the roles they played as organizers and activists during the nation’s struggle for social change during the civil rights movement.   

Following the lecture, students will be inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.

To find out more about the event contact Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs, associate professor of political science and African American studies, at tuckerworgs@hood.edu or (301) 696-3686.

This lecture is co-sponsored by Hood’s office of the president, the dean of student life the African American studies program and the political science department. The event is free and open to the public.