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Cambridge Welcomes Home Gloria Richardson Dandridge

Posted: 07/21/2017 22:16:00 -04:00 Updated:

CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Gloria Richardson Dandridge - the woman who led the Cambridge Civil Rights Movement - has finally come back home.

Dandridge, whose face is now immortalized on a mural commemorating African American history, will join the city in remembering the past.

For this 95 year-old returning home, it's been a rush of emotions.

"It's been really overwhelming. I didn't really expect all this because- for 50 years, I've been working, raising a family," Dandridge said. "Now we're back to where I was in the beginning."

Last Thursday evening, Dandridge shared her stories from Cambridge's segregated past in front of a crowd at the Hyatt Chesapeake Bay Hotel.

David "Nicky" Henry, who documented Cambridge's past, says these kinds of discussions will bring a community together and help the community heal.

"If we don't remain and remember the past, then we're doomed to repeat some things in the future," Henry said.

Dandridge was also honored at a gala dinner at the hotel for the progress she's made for Cambridge and it's people.

She says she's proud to see the people of Cambridge rise up from the past.

"They were resilient. They brought it back together and it's beautiful!" Dandridge said.

Dandridge participated in a series of events known as Reflections on Pine. Events will continue through the weekend.



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