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Gloria Richardson was born in 1922 in Baltimore, Maryland. Her parents were both schoolteachers and her father was also a principal. Richardson has two sisters. She attended Frederick Douglass High School and then Howard University. After college, she moved to Cambridge, Maryland where she became involved in the civil rights movement. She helped to organize the Cambridge Nonviolent Action Committee and led several protests against segregation. In 1963, she was arrested during a protest and spent a month in jail.
Richardson’s work in the civil rights movement earned her national attention. She appeared on television and was interviewed by newspapers. In 1964, she met with President Lyndon B. Johnson to discuss civil rights. The following year, she was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.”
Richardson continued to work for civil rights throughout her life. In retirement, she remained active in her community and was a vocal advocate for social justice. She died in 2020 at the age of 97.
During her lifetime, Richardson received many honors for her work in the civil rights movement. In 1999, she was inducted into the National Civil Rights Museum Hall of Fame. In 2018, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.
Richardson’s work helped to improve the lives of African Americans and other minorities in the United States. She is remembered as a brave and passionate advocate for justice.
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