Lane Berk interview
Lane K. Berk (1928-2017) was a civil rights and social justice activist. She graduated from Western High School in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1946 and received a bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College. In 1962, she was appointed to the Maryland Advisory Committee to the United States Civil Rights Commission, and the following year named an arbitrator for the Maryland Commission on Interracial Problems and Relations. In this oral history interview, Berk discusses her involvement in the Maryland civil rights movement during the 1960s, including Freedom Rides to protest discrimination by restaurants along Route 40 and the riots in Cambridge, Maryland. She also describes the relation between the women's movement and the civil rights movement.