Dorie Ladner - "The Activist"

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Dorie Ladner - "The Activist"

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"The line was drawn in the sand for blacks and whites... I decided to cross that line."


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Inspired by the work of Medgar Evers, Dorie Ladner has dedicated much of her life to the work of the civil rights movement. Deeply affected by the murder of Evers as well as the four little girls killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, Ladner welcomed the help and the attention that Freedom Summer volunteers brought to Mississippi in 1964.

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