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Non-Violent Response (Session 1)

October 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am


Dorothy Aldridge
Dorothy Dewberry Aldridge, a native of Detroit, is among the longest serving members of MCHR (Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, http://www.mchr.org/).
Her civil and human rights work began in the the 1950s with the NAACP Youth Council. During the 60s and 70s, she served as director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and worked with such noted  persons as Stokely Carmichael, Hubert “Rap” Brown, Mrs Rosa Parks, Mrs Fannie Lou Hamer and Miss Ella Baker.
In the 1980′s, through working with MCHR, she organized and led bus tours of Civil Rights movement historic sights in the South for young people from Metro Detroit. These tours took young people to Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma, AL, Albany, Georgia, Memphis, TN and other places where the Movement’s battles were fought.
She also served as Chief Guide for the Detroit Freedom tours that visited historic sites locally, both here and in Canada.
Ms Aldridge was active in part as a result of her work with Mohr’s South Africa Committee, in the anti-apartheid protests and the African Liberation Support Movement. She was also very active in MCHR’s South Africa Committee in its early years.
She has also recently served on the MLK Day planning comittee for the last few years.
Most recently, Dorothy has been active on MCHR’s film committee and annual dinner committee and was a key planner and chaperone of the 2013 Freedom Tour this past summer.
Mrs Dewberry Aldridge is married to fellow activist, Rev. Dan Aldridge and they have a daughter and grandson.




October 21, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Hilton Garden Inn Detroit
351 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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