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George Houser, Freedom Rides Pioneer Dies

Posted by Ryan Hall
08.24.15

On Wednesday August 19th,  Rev. George Houser passed away in Santa Rosa, CA.  The New York Times wrote that Houser was “believed to be the last living member of the Inaugural Freedom Ride” in 1947.  The Fellowship of Reconciliation said that Houser was “one of the most important yet least-heralded activists of the 20th century, George Houser played a critical role in the foundations of the U.S. civil rights movement, the development of a global solidarity movement with African liberation struggles, and some of the most cutting-edge early initiatives of the Fellowship of Reconciliation.”

We celebrate and honor Houser’s lifelong struggle for peace and justice.

Read more about the Rev. George Houser in The New York Times article or the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s article.

Photo Credit: Susana Lamaina

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