Civil rights freedom fighter comes to Mpls school


Southside Family Charter School will be holding “An Evening with Hollis Watkins” on Tuesday, January 17 from 6-7 pm.

Celebrated Mississippi freedom fighter Hollis Watkins joined the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the early 1960s and has been a dedicated champion for civil and human rights throughout his lifetime. He has inspired generations of Southside students and families to continue the fight for social justice.

Watkins is co-founder and president of Southern Echo, Inc., a leadership development, education, training, and technical assistance organization dedicated to empowering local residents throughout Mississippi and the Southern region to make political, economic, educational, and environmental systems accountable to the needs and interests of the African American community.

“An Evening with Hollis Watkins” is an opportunity for the community to learn more about this remarkable man and our continuing struggle for justice.


Southside Family Charter School is located at 4500 Clinton Ave. S., Minneapolis. There is a $10 suggested donation for this event. For more information, call 612-872-8322 or go to 

This article was provided by Southside Family Charter School.