MLK Commencement 2012

2012 Keynote Address

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.

Keynote Address


Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7pm
College Union Ballroom

Learn more: Richardson | Zellner | Robinson

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.

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


Scarred Justice: Orangeburg Massacre, 1968

Wednesday, March 7, 7pm
Location: Newton 201

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


Community Organizing Workshop

Wednesday, March 7, 7pm
Location: ISC 137

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