Lunch and Learn

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Women’s History Month: Before Rosa Parks There Was Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin was 15 in 1955. She may have been young, but she knew her constitutional rights, and on March 2 that year, she stood up for her rights on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama when she refused to give her seat to a white woman at the bus driver’s command. Two white officers dragged […]

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Lucille Bridges: Hero of School Desegregation

Lucille Commadore was born in Tylertown, Miss., on Aug. 12, 1934. Her parents, Curtis and Amy Commadore, were sharecroppers, and her mother worked as a housekeeper.  Lucille stopped attending school after the eighth grade so she could help them in the fields. In 1953, Lucille married Abon Bridges, a mechanic.  She gave birth to Ruby […]

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Facing the Details of Death: Covid Casualties Force Many to Realize the Myriad of End of Life Issues and Paperwork

Covid deaths are surging. We see the numbers increasing on the news.  Yet the realities of these numbers remain abstract until one has to deal with the loss of life of a loved one or severe illness themselves.  The details surrounding death are not familiar to most people outside the health profession.  We don’t have […]

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