Civil Rights Legend Bob Zellner to Speak at DePauw

Civil Rights Legend Bob Zellner to Speak at DePauw

December 30, 2000

December 30, 2000, Greencastle, Ind. - Bob Zellner, a leading figure in the civil rights movement of the 1960's, will deliver a convocation Friday, January 12, at 12:45 p.m. in historic East College's Meharry Hall. The event is part of DePauw's recognition and celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is January 15.

Zellner will share the perspective of being a white southerner during the civil rights movement. The son of a former Ku Klux Klansman, Zellner was the first white person to join the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee staff, and endured many arrests and beatings as he fought for racial equality.

The speech is free and open to the public.

Media requesting interviews with Bob Zellner or receiving audio or video of the event should contact Ken Owen '82, director of media relations, at (765) 658-4634.