Richardson’s final protest occurred in May 1964 when racist Alabama Gov. George Wallace visited the town. Two months later, the National Guard finally ended their occupation of Cambridge, the same month the Civil Rights Act went into effect.
Richardson, who had remarried and became Gloria Richardson Dandridge, left the movement that year and relocated to New York. She has largely kept out of the public spotlight, although she has granted some interviews in recent times.
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