Civil Rights Leader Gloria Richardson on the Cambridge Movement

Jun 3, 2014

Gloria Richardson
Credit Bruce Wallace

Gloria Richardson was born in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County, in 1922. As an African-American woman, she grew up in segregation, and in the 1960s, she would go on to lead the Cambridge movement, demanding the end of discrimination in schools and hospitals, movie theaters and restrooms. Now 92, Gloria Richardson is still very much watching activist movements, both in Maryland, and in New York City, where she lives now.  Sheilah Kast spoke with her in late March.

A warning: at one point, Ms. Richardson uses strong language, which we’ve decided not to censor.