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(1928- ) Born in Tuscumbia, Alabama; raised in Chicago, where family had moved when he was three months old. Attended Phillips High School in Chicago, then enlisted in U.S. Navy, serving for two years as pharmacist's mate 3rd class (1945-47). After military service was educated at University of Redlands for three years (1948-51), and later at Howard University Law School, graduating in 1956. Worked as civil rights lawyer for Norfolk, Virginia, firm Jordan, Dawler, and Holt; became CORE field secretary. Traveled throughout South coordinating local groups and national office; with National Lawyers Guild, represented and arranged for representation of thousands of arrested protestors. Currently lives in Berkeley, California. Author of The Summer That Didn't End: the Story of the Mississippi Civil Rights Project of 1964 (1965) and An Act of Conscience (1965).