Robinson, Ruby Doris Smith, 1941-1967


Member of Highlander Workshop for SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Highlander Research and Education Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1962. As a 19-year old Spelman College student, she participated in the Nashville, Tennessee (via Birmingham, Alabama) to Montgomery, Alabama Freedom Ride from May 17 to 21, 1961. Spouse of Clifford Robinson. "Ruby Doris Smith Robinson, an active CME member and the daughter of a CME minister, emerged in 1960 as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee while attending Spelman College in Atlanta; she organized sit-ins and demonstrations to protest segregation in the city, including a campaign in 1961 against the policies of Rich's Department Store."--"Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME Church)," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 16, 2008:

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