Lynda Blackmon Lowery has been a witness and participant in some of our nation’s most consequential civil rights battles. She began her civil rights activism in the early 60s. The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) activists organized Lowery and other area children and teenagers to participate in the civil rights movement. In the front lines of the struggle, the young Lowery marched on "Bloody Sunday" and "Turn Around Tuesday," and is the youngest marcher to walk every step of the successful March from Selma to Montgomery. Lowery was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965; that day is now by a more descriptive name, Bloody Sunday. Lowery’s early involvement in the struggle against Jim Crow, American apartheid, has been the foundation for her civil and human rights work throughout her life. A much sought-after speaker with a compelling personal story of civil rights activism, Lowery has presented at conferences across the country. Free and open to the public, this lecture is part of the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership.