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