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us: Brooks, Owen H.



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    • found: NUCMC data from Amistad Research Center for Hamer, F.L. Papers, 1966-1978 (Owen H. Brooks)
    • found: Encyc. of assoc., 1989 (Delta Ministry of Mississippi; director, Owen H. Brooks)
    • found: Hilton, B. Delta ministry, c1969: p. 144 etc. (Owen H. Brooks; formerly electronics engineer; later county director for Delta Ministry)
    • found: NUCMC data from Moorland-Spingarn Research Center for His Interview, 1968 Sept. 24 (Brooks, Owen, 1928-; Director, Delta Ministry, Greenville, Mississippi)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed April 28, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Brooks, Owen; Owen Herman Brooks; civil rights activist, soldier; born 18 November 1928 in New York, New York, United States; of West Indian descent; degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University, Boston; was doctoral student at Boston University; joined Boston's NAACP Youth Council (1942); drafted by the U.S. Army (1951), served in the Korean War, witnessed the South's racial problems in Savannah, Georgia; became an associate at the Episcopalian church; participated in the March on Washington (1963); supported the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Boston; was a project director for Bolivar County (1965), an acting director (1966), and a director (1968) of the National Council of Churches' (NCC) Delta Ministry (DM); participated in the occupation of the unused Greenville Air Force Base to address the Delta poor's economic problems (1966); inherited and maintained a DM commitment Freedom City as agricultural and industrial cooperative for unemployed in Wayside, Washington County; created jobs at the all-African American town Mound Bayou, Bolivar County; maintained DM office, Greenville (1990s))
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    • 1989-09-08: new
    • 2015-07-11: revised
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