Stepping In To History: The Civil Rights Movement

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Join us as Betty Garman Robinson shares her experiences as a young Northern white woman who went South where she found a different world while learning about civil rights.  She'll share with us why she went, what her family's reaction was and what she learned during those years.  Not realizing she would be taking part in a critical period of US history, she will encourage us to think about our own roles in our local communities and how we are shaping history. Ms. Garman Robinson is a lifelong community organizer, activist and speaker. She worked as a staff member for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1960-1964. She is the co-editor of Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts of Women in SNCC. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.No registration necessary.  

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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