Chestertown, MD — It was a season that made history. In the flashpoint state of Mississippi and throughout the segregated South, the downtrodden put their lives on the line for the cause of racial equality. It was 1964, and they called it Freedom Summer.
A participant in those epochal events will visit Washington College to describe them firsthand and to ponder their meaning to society. Dr. Jo Ann O. Robinson, professor of history at Morgan State University, will present "Freedom Summer, 1964: Personal Memories and Historical Reflections" at Hynson Lounge on Thursday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Robinson's appearance at Washington College is being presented by the Center for the Study of Black Culture.
Dr. Robinson is the author and co-author of a number of books, including Abraham Went Out: A Biography of A.J. Muste and Education as My Agenda: Gertrude Williams, Race, and the Baltimore Public Schools. She also is the editor of Affirmative Action: A Documentary History.
Admission to "Freedom Summer, 1964: Personal Memories and Historical Reflections" is free and open to the public.
February 6, 2008