Lenora Taitt-Magubane

Education/Social Work Consultant |
Dr. A. Lenora Taitt-Magubane is a native New Yorker who became involved in the civil rights movement while attending Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, where she became a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Committee on Appeal for Human Rights(Atlanta Student Movement). In December 1961 traveling by train from Atlanta, she became one of the 11 Albany Georgia freedom riders who tested interstate travel, were arrested and spent two weeks in the Albany City and County jails. Presently, she works as an Education/ Social Work Consultant and lecturer on the civil rights movement of the 1960.

Presentations from Facing Race 2012

DREAMers and Freedom Riders: Racial Justice Across Generations

Members of the Freedom Riders group, civil rights activists who challenged segregation in South in 1961, will join in discussion with DREAMers, activists working to pass the federal DREAM Act. They will engage in inspired conversation about history and organizing for a progressive future. Session participants will view a partial screening of the Stanley Nelson film Freedom Riders and engage in conversation with panelists. The session is multi-ethnic, crosses generations, and links activism in ways that?s rarely done nowadays.

Speakers: Sam Fulwood III, Loan Tran, Moses Newson, Lenora Taitt-Magubane