Betty Daniels Rosemond, 69min.
While attending high school in New Orleans, Betty Daniels Rosemond met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and became locally active with the Congress of Racial Equality. During a 1961 Freedom Ride, she nearly lost her life to a mob during a stop in Poplarville, Mississippi. Rosemond later participated in several non-violent protests in the early 1960s and was arrested during a restaurant sit-in in Alexandria, Virginia. This interview was recorded via Zoom on May 27, 2021. It may contain harsh language and descriptions of violence and may experience occasional technical difficulties.
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