'Our curriculum living and breathing': FCPS students hear from civil rights leader Bob Zellner

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Apr. 27—Bob Zellner's first-ever civil rights march culminated in a violent brawl. He feared for his life.

Now 84, Zellner recounted the story calmly to Frederick County students and residents on Wednesday evening.

It was 1961 in Mississippi, and Zellner was a rare pale face in a crowd of Black activists protesting the recent murder of an African American man at the hands of a white state lawmaker.