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us: Peacock, Wazir

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    • us: Peacock, Willie
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1937-09-05
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Charleston (Miss.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Oakland (Calif.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Rust College
        • Organization: (naf) Tuskegee Institute
        • Organization: (naf) Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
        • Organization: (naf) University of Mississippi. Medical Center
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        (naf) Rust College
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        (naf) Tuskegee Institute
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        (naf) Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
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        (naf) University of Mississippi. Medical Center
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    • found: The long walk to freedom reunion concert [SR] p1997: container (Willie (Wazir) Peacock, SNCC song leader; Wazir Peacock) insert (b. in Tallahatchie County, MS; field secretary and one of the original song leaders for SNCC; teaches developmentally disabled children; in program notes, consistently referred to as Wazir)
    • found: Songs of dissent live! [SR] p1998: container (Wazir Peacock)
    • found: Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement WWW page, Jan. 31, 2001 (Willie B. Wazir Peacock; b. Charleston, Tallahatchie Co., Miss.; member SNCC 1960-66; current residence, Oakland, CA)
    • found: Z Magazine WWW page, Jan. 31, 2001: "On Time" In Mississippi, 1964-1994 (Willie (now Wazir) Peacock, a SNCC field secretary from Greenwood, Mississippi)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 04, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Peacock, Wazir; civil rights activist, social reformer; born 05 September 1937 in Charleston, Mississippi, United States; pre-med major at Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi; graduate studies at Tuskegee Institute; joined students seeking to desegregate the Holly Springs movie theater; worked on voter registration in Marshall County with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); recruited to do voter registration work in the Mississippi Delta; opposed the Freedom Summer project, which brought outside volunteers into Mississippi (1964); arrested outside Columbus, Mississippi, jailed, and severely beaten (1964); conducted voter registration work in Selma and Macon County, Alabama; hemodialysis technician at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (1970); worked with developmentally disabled children and adults at the Stepping Stones Growth Center in California (1989))
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    • 2001-01-31: new
    • 2015-09-14: revised
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