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Joanne Bland, civil rights activist, speaks Monday at William Woods University about her experiences during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Bland’s lecture was part of a series of events the university scheduled in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Civil rights activist recalls segregation, protests of ’60s on MLK Day

At 58 years old and having lived through violent Civil Rights era, Joanne Bland doesn’t hold back when she has something to say.

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