By Anne Marie Amacher
MOLINE, Ill. — Sister Barbara Moore, CSJ, participated in a 1965 march in Selma, Ala., in pursuit of equal voting rights for African Americans and described that nerve-wracking experience to new graduates of St. Ambrose University in Davenport. She encouraged them to make a difference, too.
Sr. Moore, also featured in the PBS documentary, “Sisters of Selma,” delivered the commencement address to 679 graduates during St. Ambrose’s spring commencement held May 11 at the i wireless Center in Moline.
“Race Matters” was the theme of the university’s 2012-13 academic year, focusing on racial justice as part of its commitment to social justice. Sr. Moore has had a lifelong commitment to both.
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