College of Education

Daughter of Civil Rights Pioneer to Speak at UCCS

February 1, 2009

When Nancy Todd was nearly struck waiting for a ride to school, she and her family catapulted into the then-burgeoning U.S. civil rights movement.

Now, more than 60 years since that incident and 55 years since the landmark court case that ended school segregation and the nation’s “separate but equal” doctrine, Todd will speak of her experiences and those of her late mother, Lucinda Todd. Her visit is part of Black History Month celebrations at UCCS.

“Lessons from Brown vs. Board of Education: The Quest for Black Citizenship” will begin at 6 p.m. and include a buffet dinner and a community panel in addition to comments by Nancy Todd and her husband, Ramon Noches. The event is free. Sponsors include the NAACP, the UCCS College of Education, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and the Colorado Springs Diversity Forum. To attend, contact Carla Rupprecht, 255-4134 or, by Feb. 10.