George Houser’s resume says his education included College of the Pacific (1934-35), Stockton, California; Lingnan University (1935-36), Canton, China; University of Denver (1936-38); Union Theological Seminary (1938-40), New York City; and Chicago Theological Seminary (1941-42). Houser was ordained in the Methodist Church in 1943. His resume discusses the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Houser was an organizer of the Journey of Reconciliation which challenged segregation in inter-state travel in the South following the Irene Morgan decision of the Supreme Count. The resume says Houser was Founder and first Executive of the American Committee on Africa. As a child, Houser lived in the Philippines Islands for five years, where his parents were missionaries. He lived for one year in China as an Exchange Student, for three months in Europe on assignment for the F.O.R. in 1951, and for six months in Africa studying the freedom movements and colonial regimes in 1954. The resume says he authored to booklets published by Fellowship Publications: Erasing the Color Line and Non-Violent Revolution In South Africa.
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Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections