Brief: Civil rights leader talks to students

Jared Blankenship and Jared Blankenship

Civil rights leader Amelia Boynton Robinson will speak about her struggle for racial equality and social justice from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18 in the Business and Communications Forum.

“She’s a living part of the history that students are learning about,” said Marsha Wright, director of extended opportunities programs and services.

Robinson has devoted more than five decades of her life to the American civil rights movement.

She may be best known for her participation in the “Bloody Sunday” march of 1965 where she was left for dead after being gassed and beaten by police.

She has also worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to help shape the future of an equal America.

Her visit to City College will give students an opportunity to hear her first-hand experiences as a civil rights leader.

The speech will include a discussion session and is free to all students.