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        February Lansing Economic Club Discusses

        Civil Rights Movement

        with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan,
        recently hosted the February Lansing Economic Club at the Kellogg
        Hotel & Conference Center. The event featured Joanne Bland as the
        guest speaker.

        Bland is the co-founder and former director of the National Voting
        Rights Museum in Selma, Ala. During her speech, Bland shared her
        experiences with the civil rights movement and advocating for voting
        rights. She also discussed her participation in all three 1965 Selma
        marches, which all took place when she was only 11 years old.

        Bland took several questions from the audience after concluding her
        powerful speech and highlighted the importance of understanding
        people’s differences and how children, just as much as adults, need to
        hear the story of our nation’s history.

        “For generations to come, our children need to know where we’ve been
        as a nation so we will never go back,” said Bland. “Children need to hear
        the message, just as you needed to hear that message. You don’t need to
        try and sugarcoat it.” n

                                     JOIN GREATER LANSING BUSINESS MONTHLY
                                               as they present the 26th Annual
                                             Entrepreneurial Awards Ceremony

                                      WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020

                                         Cocktail hour 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Awards program at 6:30 p.m.
                                        Lansing Center, 333 E Michigan Ave., Lansing MI 48933

                                          PLATINUM SPONSOR:                            PRESENTED BY:

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