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Harold J. Haskins Lecture Series

Speaker: Joanne Bland

When: February 23, 2023

Time: 5:30pm- 7:30pm

Description: Join us as we listen to Joann Bland

Joanne Bland is the co-founder and former director of the National Voting Rights Museum in Selma, Alabama.

Bland was a highly active participant in the Civil Rights Movement from her earliest days, and was the youngest person to have been jailed during any civil rights demonstration during that period. She was a member of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee and attended almost all of the mass meetings leading up to the Selma march. She was there on Bloody Sunday, helped protect white Northerners from ‘Kluxers’ and started and finished the final voting rights march. She now conducts tours and tell her stories for civic and school groups wanting to reconnect with the history.

Details

Date:
February 23, 2023
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Organizer

Darin Tolivar
Email
tolivard@upenn.edu

Other

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seating for 200 people
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