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Mon, Jun 05


Ossining Public Library

Joanne Bland - On the Bridge to Freedom

She marched in Selma as a young girl, Now she wants to inspire others.

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Joanne Bland - On the Bridge to Freedom
Joanne Bland - On the Bridge to Freedom

Time & Location

Jun 05, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave, Ossining, NY 10562, USA

About the Event

Join us for an important discussion wiht Civil Rights activist Joanne Bland. In her own words: "By the time I was 11 years old, I was an active participant in Bloody Sunday, marching alongside 600 or more only to get brutally beaten, tear gassed and hit by policemen on horses with billy clubs. My early involvement in the struggle agains, "Jim Crow", the American apartheid, has been the foundation and fuel for my cicil and human rights work. Born and rasied in SElma, Alabama, I have seen first hand how racism and segregation created a deadly divide between two races and decided that it was my duty to ensure that my vlice was one of the many that was heard to create eaulity and voting rights for African Americans."  - JoAnne Bland Civil Rights Activist and Tour Director

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