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Civil rights activist shares her experience

By Agnese Cikule Civil rights activist and an eyewitness of major Civil Rights Movement events shared her experience on Monday, September 21, and said that there are, even after all these years, problems that have not been resolved in U.S. … Continue reading

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Civil rights activist encourages community to take action

By Leland Orfield Joanne Bland, a civil rights activist who has been involved in the movement since the 1960s, spoke to an audience at Schofield Auditorium on Monday Oct. 12 about her experiences with activism and about the importance of … Continue reading

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Civil rights activist shares her story and calls students to action

By Kim North “Violence has no place in this world,” said Joanne Bland while discussing the violence she witnessed during Bloody Sunday and the violence happening to people in America today. Bland gave her speech  at the University of Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Social equality: connections from the past

By Sydney Purpora A civil rights activist calls college students to action for social change through her life story. “We’ve come a long, long way,” Joanne Bland said. “We just have so far to go.” Bland is the co-founder and … Continue reading

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Selma, Ala., close to home for one civil rights activist

By Justin Dade A participant in the Selma marches of 1965 has belief in the current generation to spark change after speaking of her involvement in the voting rights movement in her speech at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. “When … Continue reading

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An activist recalls civil rights movement, gives call to action

By Meghan Hosely Civil rights activist Joanne Bland spoke to the Eau Claire community Monday night in Schofield auditorium, giving members a call to action to continue on with the civil rights movement. “Movements are like jigsaw puzzles,” Bland said. … Continue reading

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Civil rights activist calls students to enact social change

  By Alyssa Anderson A former child foot soldier of the voting rights movement called University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students to action while recounting her experiences on Bloody Sunday. “I have hope that this generation will change the world,” Joanne … Continue reading

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