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.