Nell Braxton Gibson

COAHR, Georgia, 1961-62
Current Residence: New York City

I registered new voters, sat-in at a segregated hospital, picketed, demonstrated at the Georgia state capitol and was arrested in Atlanta. I stayed in the Fulton County jail five days for protesting at the state capitol.

I have been involved in justice movements ever since. Challenging the Episcopal Church to accept the gifts, services and liturgies of African American and Hispanic people, arrested outside the South African Consulate in New York for protesting apartheid in SA, working with Archbishop Desmond Tutu here and in South Africa in the anti-apartheid struggle, served for five years as Associate General Secretary for Inclusiveness and Justice at the National Council of Churches, and am presently coordinator for the Episcopal Urban Caucus — a social justice group within the Episcopal church.

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