Peter S. Graham

CORE 1963-65 NY, NAACP 1958-65 IL & NY
Current Residence: Syracuse, NY

Tesitmony: I am proud to have been associated with the Movement, all in the North. I walked on picket lines, was proud to be arrested with Stokely Carmichael at the Beth Israel hospital organizing sit-in in Brooklyn. I was what amounted to the "office manager" in the National Office of the 1963 March on Washington on 126th st. in NYC, working for Bayard Rustin.

I stuffed envelopes (and wrote them by hand) for the 1960 Committee to Defend Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Freedom in the South; and did my bit against Woolworth's in NY. In about 1961 or 1962 a bunch of us went to Baltimore and helped the local group there, I think SNCC-related, with sitins.

I remember once observing Paul Feldman do a taped interview with John Lewis for New America, and about 45 minutes into the interview noticing that the microphone wasn't plugged in. With no visible irritation, John started again.

I'd love to be in touch with Courtland Cox, Ed Mahoney and John Paull Harper.

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