Bloody Monday

reported by Grace Mamon

“We never thought about, oh, this is making history. We never thought of any of that. We just knew that we have to do this now. We can’t wait any longer, it has to be done now.”

Dorothy Moore-Batson, civil rights protester

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“There was something really fearsome and rigid about this place. I hope it’s changed.”

Dorothy Zellner