Saturday, September 25, 2010

Civil rights talk at Antioch, Thursday

The Morgan Fellows at Antioch College Present “Larry Rubin and the Spirit of SNCC”

A talk held in conjunction with the Exhibit of Documentary Photography Oh Freedom Over Me which honors the 1964 Freedom Summer Project

7:00 p.m. Thursday September 30, 2010

The Herndon Gallery, South Hall, Antioch College

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, one of the major Civil Rights organizations that marshaled sit-ins, freedom rides, and voter registration drives in the long and violent struggle to end segregation in the United States. Larry Rubin, Antioch Alumnus 1965, served as a field secretary in SNCC from 1961-1965, first in Georgia and then Mississippi. Larry will speak about his tumultuous years as a SNCC organizer (including his arrest while supporting the Freedom Schools during the Mississippi Summer project of 1964) and about the lasting impact of this history-making Civil Rights organization. He is now carrying on SNCC's inspirational work through his involvement in the SNCC Legacy Project.

In addition to his Civil Rights activism, Larry Rubin has worked in the labor movement for 45 years. He has also been a reporter for the Dayton Daily News. A dedicated Antiochian, he has served on the Antioch College Alumni Board and was active in the recent fight to save the College. Larry is currently the Communications Director and DC-area Political Director for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters.

contact Anne Bohlen 937.286.8455 or Jean Gregorek 286-5934 or

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