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(January 2, 1937- ) Born in Petersburg, Virginia. Educated at Virginia Union University (B.A., 1958, B.D., 1961) and later at Union Theological Seminary in New York, receiving a master's in sacred theology in 1967. From 1961 to 1967 was SNCC field secretary in Albany, Georgia; also directed the Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education (1961-87) and New Communities, Inc., a cooperative farming project, from 1969 to 1985. Served on Albany City Commission from 1976 to 1990; in 1996 ran unsuccessfully for Georgia state senate. Currently works as chaplain at Georgia State Prison, Homerville, Georgia.