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2012 MLK Commemoration

Keynote Address

Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 7 pm

Geneseo welcomes Judy Richardson, Dorothy Zellner, and Betty Garman Robinson, Civil Rights activists and editors of Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC, for the college’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration.

This keynote presentation will address Richardson, Zellner, and Robinson's work as movement activists and their work as three of the six co-editors of Hands on the Freedom Plow, which includes the memoirs of 52 courageous women on the front lines of the 1960’s Southern Civil Rights Movement. The keynote will be followed by a book signing and reception.

Keynote Address

In addition to the Keynote address, these events are planned:

Community Organizing Workshop 

Wednesday, March 7, 7 pm                                                                
Location: ISC 137

Betty Garman Robinson will lead a community organizing workshop that is free and intended for students.

Film Screening: Scarred Justice: Orangeburg Massacre, 1968

Wednesday, March 7, 7 pm
Location: Newton 201

Judy Richardson will show and lead a discussion of Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre, 1968.