Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, American, founded 1877 Search this
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Montgomery, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Lowndes County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
June 1, 2011
The oral history consists of eight digital files: 2011.174.20.1a, 2011.174.20.1b, 2011.174.20.1c, 2011.174.20.1d, 2011.174.20.1e, 2011.174.20.1f, 2011.174.20.1g, and 2011.174.20.1h.
Gwendolyn Patton discusses attending the Tuskegee Institute, where she became involved in many civil rights organizations and was elected student body president. She recalls hosting the Freedom Riders in 1961, and spending a year in a segregated sanitarium when she had tuberculosis. She recounts organizing Tuskegee students for the Selma to Montgomery March, occupying the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, and registering voters in Lowndes County.