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Rev. C.T. Vivian, Then
Born: July 28, 1924, in Howard, Missouri. Grew up there and in Macomb, Illinois. Graduated from Western Illinois University in 1946. Participated in his first sit-in in 1947 in Peoria, Illinois, successfully integrating a cafeteria.

Then: Student at the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville; a leader of the Nashville Student Movement.
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