During her lifetime, Joanne Bland has been both a witness and a participant in some of our nation's most consequential civil rights battles. Born and raised in Selma, Alabama, Joanne has seen first-hand how racism and segregation created a deadly divide between two races. 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.
Her passion for the movement inspired Joanne to co-found the National Voting Rights Museum in Selma, Alabama, where she was the former director. Today, Joanne remains a civil rights activist and tour director.
Click on her website, Journeys for the Soul to learn more about Joanne Bland.