This Saturday, May 30, activists from around the country will gather in Greenfield to honor Juanita Nelson. Juanita and her husband, Woody Nelson, helped organize the first Freedom Rides in the 1940s and became war tax resisters at that time. They moved to Woolman Hill in Deerfield a few decades ago.
Safe & Green members Randy Kehler and Bob Bady are organizing the day. Juanita loved music and marches, so we’ll begin at 12:30pm with a New Orleans-style jazz procession from Court Square, Federal & Main Streets, in Greenfield. The Expandable Brass Band will lead the way.
Amandla Chorus, Eventide Singers, and former Sweet Honey in the Rock singer Evelyn Harris will join in. The service will be at the Greenfield Middle School on Federal Street at 2:00pm.
Randy reflects on Juanita’s lively life in the Greenfield Recorder, here: http://bit.ly/1baQIdK
Details and a flyer are on our Events calendar here.