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Joanne Bland

Joanne Bland, born on July 29, 1953, in Selma, Alabama, is recognized as one of our great human rights activists and was one of the youngest persons jailed during the 1960s civil rights movement.


By the time she was 11 years old, Bland had been arrested at least 13 times, once for eight days serving time on a prison farm. As an educator, historian, and civil-rights activist, she continues to travel the world, sharing her extraordinary experiences.


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