History from Tom Manoff
George Raymond (1943-1973)
The life of Civil Rights Hero George Raymond (1943-1973) will be documented for history
George Raymond was the CORE Field Secretary who headed the civil rights movement in Canton, Mississippi and other counties in the 4th Congressional Voting District during the 1960’s. He died tragically at the age of 30. Friends believe that his early death was hastened by the many beatings he endured in the Civil Rights Era, especially in Canton, Mississippi.
Although other people were important in Canton’s Civil Rights History, Raymond, who was by nature not a person who sought recognition, can be understood at the same level of involvement as such leaders as Dave Dennis CORE), Bob Moses (SNCC), and John Lewis (SNCC.)
Restoring George Raymond’s legacy to the history of the Civil Rights Era is now being undertaken by a number of individuals and groups, among them The George and Rembert Washington History Foundation (grwashingtonhistoryfoundation.org), and Tom Manoff (author of this site.)
Accounts about the brutality against George Raymond:
Matt Suarez CORE
Historical Documents About George Raymond
Other projected contributors:
The family of George Raymond
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