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The Tougaloo Nine: The Spark of the Civil Rights Movement

  • Class Type: Special Programming
  • Location: Online
  • Start Date: February 08, 2022
  • Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.

In 1961, Geraldine Edwards (Hollis) and eight of her fellow students from Tougaloo College entered a whites-only library in Jackson, Miss., and were arrested. This act of protest helped spark the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, yet it has been largely lost to history. Discover the lost history of the Tougaloo Nine, reflect on the Civil Rights movement as Dr. Hollis inspires participants with both the story of her struggle and her enduring love of reading and libraries. This class is sponosred by Central Community College-Holdrege.

Class Details

  • Instructor: Geraldine Edwards (Hollis)
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Online Presentation


For more information or to register, contact Elena Olson King at 308-338-4072, toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780 or by email at You also may contact the Holdrege Center at 308-995-8133.

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