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Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders: Do You Know the Facts? With Josephine Mourning

Ms. Mourning will discuss the Civil Rights Act and the demonstrations that led up to it. Ms. Mourning is the President of the Prince George's Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a civil-rights organization established by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., among others. She served over 10 years as the Chairperson of the Prince George's Chapter of SCLC. She serves on the 202 Coalition, an organization headed by Senator Joanne Benson, that keeps the community up to date on political and social action. She is the recipient of the SCLC Volunteer Service Award on behalf of the Prince George's County SCLC branch from President Barack Obama. Ms. Mourning has served as the Guest Speaker at Bowie State University for Black History Month, the Keynote Speaker for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Keynote Speaker for Black History Month for the Cheverly Women's Auxiliary, and does guest speaking engagements at local schools.