Reed, Eugene T. (1923-2002)

Smith, Jessie Carney
January 2009
Freedom Facts & Firsts: 400 Years of the African American Civil ;2009, p279
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A profile of Eugene T. Reed, an African American leader of the Civil Rights Movement in New York is presented. After the murder of civil rights activist Harry Tyson Moore, he gave up his dentistry practice and become an activist. He worked with the New York chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1960-1965. He was also the principal organizer of boycotts, pickets and sit-ins against the segregation that existed in the New York City schools.


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