Gloria Richardson: Fighting For Civil Rights In Maryland | WYPR

Gloria Richardson: Fighting For Civil Rights In Maryland

Sep 5, 2016

Gloria Richardson faces National Guard troops at a 1963 Cambridge, MD civil rights protest.

Civil rights activist Gloria Richardson spoke with Tom in January 2016 about her unique but unheralded role in Maryland's civil rights movement.

Richardson was part of the so-called Cambridge Movement in the 1960s on the Eastern Shore of Maryland – an area she has compared to living in the Deep South in terms of the profound and often violent racial divide.  As part of her effort to end racial bigotry and inequity in the region, Richardson helped organize the Cambridge Nonviolent Action Committee.

Portions of this interview originally aired on January 18, 2016.