Speech to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada

 Collection
Identifier: 99-05

Scope and Contents

Woodard's speech briefly describes the civil rights movement in Nevada, her participation in the 1963 "March on Washington" on behalf of the civil rights movement, and the March 1983 commemorative march "Peace, jobs and freedom" rally, also in Washington D.C. Questions from the audience included the topics of a leadership dispute within the NAACP, local civil rights issues, and whether the Rev. Jesse Jackson would run for president of the United States.

Dates

  • September 11, 1983

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Biographical Note

Resident of Sparks, Nevada, employed by the Washoe Medical Center, member of the Sparks United Methodist Church, and active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She attended the 1963 "March on Washington" on behalf of civil rights and the 1983 "Peace, jobs, and freedom" rally. In 1981, the University of Nevada, Reno confirmed the Distinguished Nevadan award on Woodard. Her husband was Nevada civil rights leader Ulysses (Woody) Woodard.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (6 pages)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Bertha Woodard was a resident of Sparks, Nevada and employed by the Washoe Medical Center. She was involved in many organizations. Woodard's speech briefly describes the civil rights movement in Nevada, her participation in the 1963 "March on Washington" on behalf of the civil rights movement, and the March 1983 commemorative march "Peace, jobs and freedom" rally, also in Washington D.C. Material from September 11, 1983.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the NAACP Reno-Sparks Records in 1999.

A Part of

Nevada women's archives.
Title
Guide to the Speech to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada
Status
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

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