I began my participation in the movement by wearing an armband in support of the Brown V. Board of Ed. case. From there, I would participate in protests in Greenville, MS with no one but myself in the demonstration. My activism led me to Jackson, MS, where I worked with Medgar Evers and the NAACP Youth council. During the period, among my activites, I became the second person to apply for the University of Southern Mississippi after Clyde Kennard.
After I left MS in 1964 I became a Unitarian minister and joined the Black Unitarian Fellowship in Cleveland, Ohio. While in Cleveland, I married Pauline Warfield - a CORE activist in Cleveland, OH. I was also active with the black power movement in Cleveland, OH.
In 1974, I left for NC to join Soul City and have been in NC since then, working in the community with prisoners, black poor folks, and a myriad of other activities.