Jim Peck on the Brooklyn docks

Jim Peck on the Brooklyn docks

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by Collin Gonze
Brooklyn, New York, United States
October 9 or 10, 1963
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Solidarity with Danish, Norwegian and Australian Dockworker Who Boycott Apartheid, American Committee on Africa
Jim Peck at a picket line on the Brooklyn docks protesting the South African Pioneer that was carrying goods from South Africa. The picket line was organized by Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the American Committee on Africa (ACOA). The dockworkers, members of Local 1814 of the International Longshoremen's Association, did not cross the picket line for two days, delaying unloading of the ship. Peck attended many anti-apartheid demonstrations. He was active in CORE and the civil rights movement. He was arrested on the first Freedom Ride, the Journey of Reconciliation, in 1947 and the 1961 Freedom Ride. He was the only person who participated in both Freedom Rides. (Source: Collin Gonze and George M. Houser)
Photo courtesy of Collin Gonze.
Collection: Private collection of Collin Gonze