A Look Back: Ribbon Cutting at The Johnson Robinson House at Scarritt Bennett Center

Ahead of their time and still climbing before the Civil Rights movement began, the celebration and ribbon cutting of The Johnson Robinson House was named for Mrs. DeLaris Johnson Risher and Mrs. Lelia Robinson Dabbs. These remarkable women integrated what was known as Scarritt College, 70 years ago.  They now have a place for more racial justice, women’s empowerment, transformative education, and spiritual formation work to happen on campus for the Scarritt Bennett Center. This also kicks off their “70 for 70 Radical Change Campaign” to raise $70K to continue the radical change work started by these trailblazers and many more who followed.

Visit scarrittbennett.org to learn more about this time in history and to make a donation.

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Photos: Scarritt Bennett Center

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