African American Heritage

Gloria Richardson (May 6, 1922)

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 the Cambridge Movement in Maryland. This movement was a series of sit-ins in movie theaters, bowling alleys, and restaurants to desegregate them. In June 1963, Richardson embraced economic equality and notions of black power.

Records Relating to Gloria Richardson

Web Highlights

Record Group 65: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Classification 157 (Civil Unrest) Case Files

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JFK-164: Miscellaneous Manuscripts (Kennedy)

Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1964-2015  National Archives Identifier 193231

Selected Records

March on Washington Program ( NAID 25619430)