King Commemoration to Continue With Addresses by Movement Activists

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo will continue the commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. March 8 by hosting civil rights movement activists Judy Richardson, Dorothy Zellner and Betty Garman Robinson. They will speak at 7 p.m. in the MacVittie Union Ballroom and will address their work as movement activists and as co-editors of the book "Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC." Their keynote will be followed by a book signing and reception.

The night before, March 7, at 7 p.m. in Newton Hall 201, Richardson will lead a discussion of the film "Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre, 1968," and Robinson will lead a community organizing workshop for students in the Integrated Science Center 137, also at 7 p.m.

Both events are free and open to the public but the workshop requires advance registration through Emilye Crosby, professor of history; Catherine Adams, assistant professor of history; or Sue Ann Brainard, associate librarian in Milne Library.

"Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC" includes memoirs of 52 courageous women on the front line of the 1960s Southern Civil Rights Movement.

Geneseo's King Commemoration events are sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Africana/Black Studies Program, the Xerox Center for Multicultural Teacher Education, the Office of Multicultural Programming and Services, and the Women's Studies program.

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