Bay Area Veterans
of the
Civil Rights Movement



Standing from left to right: Betita Martinez, Wazir (Willie B.) Peacock, Mike Miller, Chude Pam Parker Allen, Phil Hutchings, and Jean Wiley.
Kneeling from left to right: Don Jelinek, Bruce Hartford, and Jimmy Rogers.
Not shown: Hardy Frye and Miriam (Cohen) Glickman.

We are an organization of former civil rights workers who were active in the Southern Freedom Movement of the 1960s. We were staff and volunteers for SNCC, CORE, and SCLC. In the years since, we've all gone our various ways but regardless of where we are now we consider the Movement to be one of the defining experiences of our lives.

The bonds we forged in danger, struggle, defeat, and victory neither rusted, nor withered with age. In our hearts we still stand in that Band of sisters and brothers in a circle of trust.

Those of us who served in the Southern Freedom Movement and associated northern support centers are in a very real sense veterans of America's second civil war. And like veterans of other wars, we wonder where our old friends have wandered and how they have fared. And also like veterans of other wars, some of us suffer from forms of post-traumatic stress syndrome and others of our brothers and sisters have fallen on hard times.

We don't have a Veterans Administration — but we still have each other.

We meet monthly to renew old ties, share information on how other veterans are doing, analyze current issues, plan activities, participate in current events, and generally seek to continue the work we shared in times gone by:

Chude Allen
Ron Bridgeforth
Cathy Cade
Hardy Frye
Miriam Cohen Glickman
Bruce Hartford
Phil Hutchings
Don Jelinek
Marian Kwan
Betita Martinez
Wazir Peacock
Jimmy Rogers
Gene Turitz
Jean Wiley

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