The Fight for Equality: A Conversation with the Elders
November 17, 2022, from 5-7 p.m.
Sill Hall, Room 124
"The Fight for Equality: A Conversation with the Elders" features Dr. Leslie McLemore as a keynote speaker with a follow-up panel discussion including Dorothy Dewberry Aldridge and Marian Kramer-Baker.
Dr. McLemore, who was featured in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, is a well-respected civil rights activist. He was a part of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which gained national attention by attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention to present a challenge to African Americans in MS being excluded from the voting process. He was also a part of Freedom Summer in the 1960s which targeted voting and education access, discrimination, and social inequality. He also founded the Fan Lou Hamer Center at Jackson State University.
Dr. Leslie McLemore
Dorothy Dewberry Aldridge
Dorothy Dewberry Aldridge is a Detroit native who began her activism work as a member of the NAACP Youth Council in the 1950s. As a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) she worked with activists such as Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Ella Baker.
Marian Kramer-Baker is a Detroit-based activist who worked with the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) in the 1960s to register citizens to vote. She is the co-chair of the National Welfare Rights Union. Throughout her life, she has worked to support gender, racial, and economic equity among other issues.