Civil Rights Trailblazers Speak at University of Rochester
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Three women who participated in the voting rights drives of the 1960s spoke Thursday in Rochester.
Judy Richardson, Betty Garman Robinson, and Dorothy M. Zellner spoke at a civil rights event Thursday at the University of Rochester.
They spoke about voting rights in the past and present, their experiences in Mississippi during the height of the Civil Rights battle, and introduced a book they wrote about campus activism and race and gender relations in the United States.
"The Civil Rights movement was one of the biggest movements in history, and even though we think of it today as a non-issue, I think there's still a lot of different race issues in America. I think a lot of them play out in the election, education, class and access to education," said Angela Clark-Taylor, program manager, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies.
The three women remain activists on civil rights.