Rita L. Bender (Rita L. Schwerner)

CORE, Mississippi, 1964
Current Residence:
1627 7th Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
Email: ritabender42@gmail.com
Phone: 206.623.6501

I worked for COFO in Meridian with my husband, Mickey Schwerner from January, 1964. We worked with local people on establishing a community center, which was used as an organizing base. Most of the focus was on issues of voter rights. During summer 1964 and through June 1965 I worked on MFDP challenges, out of D.C. and N.Y. I graduated from law school in 1968. I've lived in Seattle since 1975.

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