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Civil Rights Activist, Humanitarian, & Lecturer: Lawrence Hamm
For over 30 years he has been a relentless advocate for African-American people and the cause of human rights. Larry distinguished himself during the anti-apartheid movement by organizing student protests and calling attention to Princeton’s financial investment in apartheid South Africa. His impact as a student activist at Princeton is chronicled in the documentary film, “Blacks at Princeton.” During 1986, Larry traveled with the Reverend Ben Chavis throughout the deep south to retrace the route of the 1960′s Freedom Rides. Chavis, Hamm and busloads of activists conducted voter registration drives in the South.
Now based in Newark he served as a district leader and president of the 24th District Assembly. Larry helped organize the People’s Organization for Progress (POP), an independent, grass roots, political organization that is active in the Newark and northern New Jersey areas. As chairman, Larry has consistently worked towards building unity among community organizations. The organizational focus of POP is the struggles for quality education, employment opportunities; access to health care, and the fights against racial profiling, police brutality and economic discrimination.
Contact Information: POP – www.njpop.org