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She was the Bridge Between the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement - Ruby Doris Smith Robinson
  • Patricia A. Montgomery
    born 1952
    born: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States ; active: United States
  • She was the Bridge Between the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement - Ruby Doris Smith Robinson, circa 2016
  • Tribute to Civil Rights Movement Heroines
  • Where object was made: United States
  • felt fabric, textile thread painting, drawing, beads, crystals, lace, ribbon, buttons
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: small coat
  • Patricia A. Montgomery, Artist
  • Not on display
  • EL2017.026
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text
Exhibitions

Exhibition Label:
"Narratives of the Soul", 08-Jul-2017
Ruby Doris Smith Robinson began fighting racism and segregation at an early age. As a student at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, she became involved with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She held many leadership positions within SNCC, and organized the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Campaign. Her untimely death in October 1967 at age 25 aligned with the end of SNCC and the rise of the Black Power Movement.