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2019 Barbara Jordan Lecture: Dr. Joyce Ladner

Civil rights activist, Dr. Joyce Ladner, visited Penn State for a discussion on her life in the civil rights movement, in Foster Auditorium on March 11, 2019. Her visit was sponsored by the Africana Research Center in the College of the Liberal Arts as part of the Barbara Jordan Lecture Series. Joyce Ladner was born in Battles, Mississippi, on Oct. 12, 1943, founded a chapter of the NAACP Youth Council in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in the 1950s, and joined the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee as a student at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi. She organized civil rights protests in Mississippi in the early 1960s alongside Medgar Evers, Bayard Rustin and other leaders in the historic movement.