LOCAL CIVIL RIGHTS HEROES

Celebrating Civil Rights Heroes of

Dorchester County Maryland

ESNC would like to celebrate the accomplishments of local heroes, who dedicated their lives to battling civil injustice. We celebrate our civil rights heroes, both past and present. Because the struggle for social justice continues, and by holding up these heroes, we inspire the next generation to continue the fight...because the status quo is not an option.

 

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GLORIA RICHARDSON DANDRIDGE

“A first-class citizen does not plead to the white power structure to give him something that the whites have no power to give or take away. Human rights are human rights, not white rights.

—Leader of the Cambridge Movement, a struggle for civil rights and economic opportunities in Cambridge, Maryland

FRED JACKSON

You never know if you're going in the right direction until you make the first step."

—A leader of the Cambridge Movement, a struggle for civil rights and economic opportunities in Cambridge, Maryland

mayor victoria jackson-stanley

 I learned then that one friendship can make all the difference.  I also saw how things can change when people connect on any level, whether it’s through interests, ideals or goals.”

American politician and the first African-American and the first woman to be elected Mayor of Cambridge, Maryland

hariet tubman

“I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.”

— American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War