Herschelle Sullivan Challenor


Herschelle Sullivan Challenor born Atlanta, GA October 5, 1938. Civil rights leader; took part in nonviolent sit-in, 1960; founding dean of School of International Relations, Clark Atlanta University; highest ranking American in UNESCO, 1978-91; presided over UN Decade of Cultural Development.


We read Gandhi and became steeped in civil disobedience philosophy. . . All students participating in picketing were obliged to be properly dressed , to take a vow of nonviolence, and polite at all times.” (Lefever, Undaunted by the Fight, p. 60; photo http://bit.ly/zfBT8A)