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Ruby Hurley, 1909-1980

Ruby Hurley, 1909-1980

Ruby Hurley, 1909-1980
Ruby Hurley was on the front lines of the modern Civil Rights Movement as an NAACP executive. Hurley became the NAACP’s National Youth Secretary in 1943. Over the next decade she organized youth councils and college chapters, building a base of 25,000 youth members. NAACP Youth Council members launched the 1960s sit-in movement, proving the value of the foundation Hurley laid down. Hurley was promoted to regional director in 1952 and engaged in each major event of the Civil Rights Movement. Hurley was the rare woman to hold a senior leadership position in a national civil rights Hurley helped the NAACP investigate the murder of Emmet Till. She was a practitioner of Christian nonviolence. Despite that, Jet magazine once portrayed her as the “Most Militant Negro Woman In The South”. organization.

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  1. Ruby Hurley, 1909-1980
    Ruby Hurley was on the front lines of the modern Civil Rights Movement as an NAACP executive. Hurley became the NAACP’s National Youth Secretary in 1943. Over the next decade she organized youth councils and college chapters, building a base of 25,000 youth members. NAACP Youth Council members launched the 1960s sit-in movement, proving the value of the foundation Hurley laid down. Hurley was promoted to regional director in 1952 and engaged in each major event of the Civil Rights Movement. Hurley was the rare woman to hold a senior leadership position in a national civil rights Hurley helped the NAACP investigate the murder of Emmet Till. She was a practitioner of Christian nonviolence. Despite that, Jet magazine once portrayed her as the “Most Militant Negro Woman In The South”. organization.

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