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Gordon Harris, Now
Since then: Came back to the South in 1962, doing voter registration work in several places, including Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Clarksdale, Mississippi. Arrested during a march in Gadsen, Alabama, and spent a month in jail there. Graduated from Wilmington College, in Wilmington, Ohio, in 1967, then worked in Cleveland as an investigator for the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, then for the American Friends Service Committee.

Graduated Earlham School of Religion, a Quaker seminary in Richmond, Indiana, in 1974. Led a church in Central City, Nebraska, for four years. Later moved to Winthrop, Maine, and had a church there. Now lives in Lewiston, Maine, where has been involved in efforts to support the African emigrant community there. He has a therapy dog, a dachshund named Scotty, whom he takes to retirement homes to visit with the residents once a week.
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