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Vermont Reads: The Black Freedom Movement with Penny Patch
Tenney Memorial Library
Come and hear from someone who was in The Black Freedom Movement—Penny Patch. Penny worked as an Organizer for SNCC (student Non-Coordinating Committee) from 1962-65 in Georgia and Mississippi, organizing and participating in demonstrations to desegregate public accommodations. She took part in sit-ins with some of the young people you read about in March. She helped register voters and taught in Freedom Schools. Penny moved to Vermont in 1966 and has continued to work for racial justice in Vermont and elsewhere.