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Joanne Bland

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Date of Birth July 29, 1952
Age 69 years, 10 months, 17 days
Place of Birth Selma
Country United States
Profession Civil Rights Activist
Horoscope Leo

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Joanne Bland Biography

Joanne Bland is a famous Civil Rights Activist, who was born on July 29, 1952 in United States. According to Astrologers, Joanne Bland's zodiac sign is Leo.

Joanne Bland (born July 29, 1952 in Selma, Alabama) is the co-founder and former director of the National Voting Rights Museum in Selma, Alabama. Bland was a highly active participant in the Civil Rights Movement from her earliest days, and was the youngest person to have been jailed during any civil rights demonstration during that period. Bland grew up in segregated Selma, Alabama, where she was not allowed to enter certain stores and was only allowed to go in the library and movie theater on days labeled “colored.” As a result of growing up in segregation Bland lost her mother, who died in a “white” hospital waiting for a transfusion of “black blood.” Her grandmother encouraged Bland and her sister to march and become a freedom fighter to fight for their freedom, even though her father disapproved due to his fear for their lives. It did not stop Bland who became active in the movement when she was eight years old. When she was eight years old, she attended a meeting with the Dallas County Voters League with her grandmother.

Bland began her activism in 1961, attending a freedom and voters’ rights meeting presided over by Martin Luther King Jr. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) members active in Selma organized local teenagers to participate in the movement, including marching on “Bloody Sunday” and “Turn Around Tuesday”. On “Bloody Sunday”, March 7, 1965, Bland witnessed fellow activists being beaten by the police and Alabama State Troopers. By the time she was 11 years old, Bland had been arrested a documented 13 times. Bland’s first time being arrested was when she was eight years old at the beginning of her activism. During the march while Bland witnessed people being beaten, they could not get away from police as they moved in from the sides, back, and front. Bland’s sister, Lynda Blackmon Lowery, was the youngest person that participated in the march, she was 14 years old at that time. Lowery saw people putting Bland in the back of a white car and she thought her sister was dead, but when she got to the car, she soon realized that Bland just fainted. When Bland woke up, she could feel her sister’s blood dripping on her face from being hit on the head many times. Bland helped protect white Northerners who chose to participant in the march, they included ministers and college students. On March 21, 1965, she marched from Selma to Montgomery and that same year in August the Voting Rights Act was signed. Bland was one of seven black students who integrated A. G. Parish High School in Alabama.

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She served in the United States Army and is a graduate of the College of Staten Island, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She was a co-founder of the Voting Rights Museum located across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, but she left the museum in 2007. After leaving the museum Bland created Journeys for the Soul. located in Alabama. Bland takes individuals of all age groups, on a journey to the past. Teaching those who go on the journey about the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the struggle to achieve Voting Rights. Bland received the Robert O. Cooper Peace and Justice Fellowship on April 10, 2014, at an event hosted by SMU. As a tour guide for adult and students Bland took them on a journey to explore where the fight for voting rights took place. She used her platform to promote the importance of voting and being an active participant in elections. As an activist Bland made it her mission to teach the future generation to about the past of segregation. Bland was a keynote speaker at the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. at UW- Eau Claire, February 2019.

Joanne Bland Net Worth

Joanne Bland is one of the richest Civil Rights Activist & listed on most popular Civil Rights Activist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Joanne Bland net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

Joanne Bland Net Worth & Salary
Net Worth$1.5 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeCivil Rights Activist
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HouseLiving in own house.

She served in the United States Army and is a graduate of the College of Staten Island, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She was a co-founder of the Voting Rights Museum located across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, but she left the museum in 2007. After leaving the museum Bland created Journeys for the Soul. located in Alabama. Bland takes individuals of all age groups, on a journey to the past. Teaching those who go on the journey about the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the struggle to achieve Voting Rights. Bland received the Robert O. Cooper Peace and Justice Fellowship on April 10, 2014, at an event hosted by SMU. As a tour guide for adult and students Bland took them on a journey to explore where the fight for voting rights took place. She used her platform to promote the importance of voting and being an active participant in elections. As an activist Bland made it her mission to teach the future generation to about the past of segregation. Bland was a keynote speaker at the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. at UW- Eau Claire, February 2019.

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Who is Joanne Bland dating?

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Ranked on the list of most popular Civil Rights Activist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Joanne Bland celebrates birthday on July 29 of every year.

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