David "Dave" Dennis

NAACP, CORE, COFO 1960-68 Louisiana and Mississippi
Current Residence: Mount Pleasant, SC
Email: davidjdennissr@gmail.com

Interview for Eyes on the Prize
Report re Freedom Rides, (Shreveport, LA)

Sit-in-1960; Freedom Rider-May 1961, Organizer in Shreveport and Baton rouge, La, 1961-62; Mississippi-1962-65; New Orleans-1965-68. Arrested in Shreveport, La, Baton Rouge, LA., New Orleans, LA., Jackson, Hattisburg, Greenwood, Yazoo City, MS.

Freedom Rider
Field Secretary CORE
Co-Director COFO
Co-Director Freedom Summer 1964

Co-Organizer, Challenges to Mississippi Democratic Party at 1964 National Democratic Convention and to Louisiana Democratic Party at 1972 National Democratic Convention

Co-Organizer, Numerous sit-ins and demonstrations in New Orleans, Shreveport, and Baton Rouge in Louisiana and in Hattiesburg, Clarksdale, Canton, and Jackson in Mississippi

Arrestee, 30 civil rights related arrests in Mississippi and Louisiana

CEO, Executive Director, Consultant — promoting productive parent and community involvement in schools and supporting innovative education through the Algebra Project, Inc., Positive Innovations, Inc., and the Southern Initiative of the Algebra Project, Inc.


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