Judy Richardson will give a featured talk sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque in conjunction with the Dubuque Museum of Art’s new exhibit, “African American Art in the 20th Century.”
Richardson was at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement, working on the staff of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and organizing a “freedom school” for young people to work together across racial lines to achieve equal rights for all Americans.
She was associate producer of the seminal PBS series “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement,” and with five other SNCC women activists, she edited “Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC,” an anthology of memoirs by 52 women civil rights activists.
Location: Roosevelt Middle School
Time: March 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 PM)
Title: Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Little-Known Stories of the Civil Rights Movement
Summary: Ms. Richardson will highlight the stories of the lesser-known people of the civil Rights Movement — the “ordinary” people who were both courageous and strategically brilliant; they were both the foot soldiers and the leaders. Those like Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker, E.D. Nixon, and Amzie Moore, among others, provided the grounding and the guidance that allowed the Civil Rights Movement to flourish. These were the leaders who influenced us as young organizers in SNCC, the only national civil rights group founded and run by young people, such as Congressman John Lewis, then SNCC’s Chair.