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Colia Clark

Colia L. Liddell LaFayette Clark (born 1940) is an African-American activist and politician.[1] Clark was the Green Party's candidate for the United States Senate in 2010 and 2012.[2][3]

She is a veteran of the civil rights movement and a Pan-Africanist. Her work has included activism in the fields of women's rights and workers' rights, as well as activism and advocacy for homeless people and youth. She worked with the Cynthia McKinney for President campaign with "Power to the People". Clark is a member of the Reconstruction Party (USA), and is a chair of Grandmothers for the Release of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Civil Rights

Clark was a student at Tougaloo College, an historically black college in Tougaloo, Mississippi when she became involved with the Civil Rights movement. An activist with the NAACP, she was involved with voter registration efforts.[4] Under the guidance of Medgar Evers and John Salter, Clark founded the NAACP Youth Council in North Jackson, Mississippi.[5]

While working with the NAACP, she became special assistant to Medgar Evers, field secretary for the NAACP. In 1962 Clark resigned from the NAACP and joined the Mississippi Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to do voter registration work. She was eventually named executive secretary of SNCC.[5]

Green Party

She was co-chair of the New York delegation to the Green Party of the United States presidential nominating convention, where Cynthia McKinney was nominated as the Green Party Presidential candidate. Clark is currently working on writing, activism and advocacy about Haiti.

Education

Clark attended [5]

References

  1. ^ "Lesser-known candidates in U.S. Senate race".  
  2. ^ Campbell, Colin (April 18, 2012). "Green Party Candidates File for Many New York Congressional Races". Retrieved April 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Green Party Biography of Colia Clark". Retrieved April 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Clark, Colia Liddell". Civil Rights Digital Library. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Rosche, Jedd (February 7, 2006). "Civil rights leader to talk today".  

External links

  • Campaign web site
  • Civil Rights Movement Veterans website


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