Gloria Richardson (May 6, 1922 - July 15, 2021)
Gloria Richardson was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She attended Howard University and was active in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Richardson participated in the Freedom Rides, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and in 1962, she organized and lead the Cambridge Movement in Maryland. This movement was a years-long series of sit-ins in movie theaters, bowling alleys, and restaurants to desegregate them, and promoted voter registration and equal job opportunities. The Movement was settled with the Treaty of Cambridge (signing seen at the right) in July 1963. The series of protests, coupled with African American residents openly arming themselves, made the Cambridge Movement an early episode in the Black Power movement.
Records Relating to Gloria Richardson
Classification 157 (Civil Unrest) Case Files [Chicago, Illinois] National Archives Identifier 1487609
Chicago, [Illinois] - 157-10055-v.1 [Classification - Civil Unrest] Gloria Richardson (NAID 24292817)
Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1964-2015 National Archives Identifier 193231
March on Washington Program ( NAID 25619430)