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George Houser

Born: Jun 2, 1916

Birthplace: Ohio

Nationality: United States

George Houser

Date of Birth : Jun 2, 1916
Birth Place : Ohio

George Mills Houser was an American Methodist minister, civil rights activist, and activist for the independence of African nations. He served on the staff of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. With James Farmer and Bernice Fisher, he co-founded the Congress of Racial Equality in 1942 in Chicago. With Bayard Rustin, another FOR staffer, Houser co-led the Journey of Reconciliation, a form of non-violent direct action, a two-week interracial bus journey challenging segregation. It was a model for the 1961 Freedom Rides that CORE later organized through the Deep South.

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