Constance Curry


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Constance “Connie” Curry born Paterson, NJ July 17, 1933. Civil rights activist and author. Early organizer, first white woman on Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) board, 1960; Great Southern National Student Association organizer, 1953; National Field Representative Collegiate Council for UN, 1960-64; Southern Field Rep. American Friends Service Committee, 1964-73.


I couldn’t eat with my [black] friends, and knew then that segregation took away my personal freedom as surely as if I were bound by invisible chains.” (1953, in A Woman of the South, p. 5; photo