Judy Richardson: Pioneering Civil Rights Activist and Filmmaker
March 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ms. Richardon 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.”
Ms. 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.