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Celebrating Fifty Years of Civil Rights: Liberty Voices Speak

April 6, 2014
Garrison School Cultural Center

Panelists:  Lisa Young Alston, Bea Young, Shelton Ponder, Rosa Mae Patterson, Theresa Byrd, Dick Brown, Rick Nyman, A.J. Byrd

Panel Discussion:
This panel provided an opportunity for the public to meet Lisa Young Alston, daughter of Civil Rights leader Andrew Young, and a group of local Liberty residents who lived through segregation, integration and the sguing of equal rights into this Clay County community. The historic ties  between black and white families in Liberty date back to 1822.

The panel discussed selected topics during the Civl Rights years in Liberty: Life in the Liberty black community; Garrison School and desegregation; life at William Jewell College; and, the establishment of the Fellowship of the Concerned Organization.

Vocal Performance

"Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around"
Cassia Shaffer
South Valley Middle School Student

Event Photos Below

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