Marta Daniels is a writer, public historian and long-time peace and justice activist. She participated in civil rights marches and voter registration drives in the Sixties, and helped organize the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign conceived by Dr. King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. She is at work on a sequel to this essay about the contributions of the many invisible heroines of the civil rights movement. Marta lives in Chester, CT. Reach her at: marta.daniels [at] snet [dot] net.
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