DULUTH - Civil rights and breaking the color barrier were the topics at UMD Wednesday night.
Prominent civil rights activist spoke about the civil rights movement in Mississippi and what the experience was like in the 1960s -- everything from fighting for the rights for blacks to vote, to attending desegregated schools, to electing the first African-American Mississippi state legislator.
"You stand for [what] is right. I take that. I take that no mankind is ever elevated among another man kind," said Zelpha Montgomery Whatley, a civil rights activist.
The event was sponsored by the Center for Genocide, Holocaust and Human Rights Studies.