Civil rights activist to speak at WMC for black history month

January 22, 1995

Judy Richardson, a civil rights activist, will speak at Western Maryland College on Feb. 1 as part of the college's celebration of African-American History Month.

The lecture, titled "Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement," will take place at 7 p.m. in McDaniel Lounge.

Ms. Richardson lectures across the country about the civil rights movement, its lessons and their relevance, and about the making of "Eyes On The Prize," a series of films on the history of the American civil rights years. She has appeared on "Nightline" and other television shows.

As in past years, Western Maryland College has activities planned for African-American History Month. All events are free.

* A gospel jubilee, with choirs from Westminster and Baltimore, on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in Baker Memorial Chapel.

* Comedian Troy Thirdgill on Feb. 8 at 9:30 p.m. in the Decker College Center Pub.

* Dr. Jessie McDade on "Black Athenas; 1785-1985," scheduled for Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in McDaniel Lounge.

* A drama festival performed by Western Maryland students who show their talents in poetry, dance and music on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in Baker Memorial Chapel.

The events celebrating African-American History Month are sponsored by the Black Student Union, the Student Affairs Division and the College Activities Programming Board.

For more information, call 857-2265. Those needing services such as sign-interpretation should call Lynda Casserly, 857-2518, 857-2506, Voice/TTY, at least one week before the event.

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