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JOHN LEWIS (far left), MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., RALPH ABERNATHY AND JAMES BEVEL, during the SELMA to MONTGOMERY MARCH, 1965. Photo by: Spider Martin

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James Luther Bevel (October 19, 1936 – December 19, 2008) was a leader of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement who, as the Director of Direct Action and Director of Nonviolent Education of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) initiated, strategized, directed, and developed SCLC's three major successes of the era:[1][2] the 1963 Birmingham Children's Crusade, the 1965 Selma Voting Rights Movement, and the 1966 Chicago Open Housing Movement.[3]

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St James Grey Winged Dining Chair – Allissias Attic

James Bevel was a leader of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. He worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bevel, and was the Director of Direct Action, as well as the Director of Nonviolent Education of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Here are 10 other facts if you don’t know you…10 Facts You Should Know About Civil Rights Activist James Bevel

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SCLC organizers Rev. James Bevel, Rev. Richard Boone, and Rev. Harold Middlebrook outside of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma.

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8 Facts About Rev. James Bevel, the Strategist and Architect of the Civil Rights Movement

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james bevel | ... Of Two Freedom Fighters: Losing Rev. James Bevel & Finding Diane Nash

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Gasping for breath, James Bevel and John Lewis are trapped inside a Nashville restaurant filled with insecticide gas when the manager turns on a fumigating machine to disrupt a sit-in.

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