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us: Perry, Ivory

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1930-05-05
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1989-02-15
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Desha County (Ark.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Saint Louis (Mo.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Saint Louis (Mo.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Congress of Racial Equality
        • Organization: (naf) Hydroelectric Design Center (U.S.)
        • Organization: (naf) Missouri Public Service Commission
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Civil rights workers
          (lcsh) Soldiers
            (lcsh) Social reformers
        • Sources

          • found: Lipsitz, G. A life in the struggle, 1988: CIP t.p. (Ivory Perry) book t.p. (Ivory Perry) jkt. (b. 1930 in Arkansas)
          • found: Ivory Perry, 2006: videodisc still frame (Ivory Perry, 1930-1989)
          • found: WWW site, viewed Feb. 3, 2014: Synthesis/Regeneration, 41, Fall 2006 (Ivory Perry; born in 1930; death in 1989)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 04, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Perry, Ivory; civil rights activist, social reformer, soldier; born 05 May 1930 in Desha County, Arkansas, United States; joined the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), a nonviolent organization devoted to the civil rights movement; responsible for causing a large traffic jam by blocking the road with a rented yellow U-Haul truck to force St. Louis whites to confront the violence and brutality leveled against the civil rights movement (1965); fought police brutality in St. Louis, when police officers shot and killed seventeen-year-old Melvin Cravens; coordinator of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'poor people movement' (1967); housing coordinator for HDC, leading strikes and obstructive demonstrations (1969); fought against big business politics that affected the poor (1976); participated in actions against the Missouri Public Service Commission, Laclede Gas Company, and many more; died 15 February 1989 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States)
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