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Name:    Green, Percy
Category:  African-American Experience
Born/Started:    1935
Description:    Percy Green was a nonviolent activist for civil rights. He is a former member of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the founder of ACTION, another civil rights organization.

During the civil rights era, Green and his organization initiated several demonstrations. His lasting contribution to the civil rights thrust was Green vs. McDonnell Douglas, a case that established "prima facie" evidence as an effective tool in attacking racial discrimination. In 1978, he published "Why You Must Raise Hell," a document featuring newspaper clippings to evidence ACTION’s activities between 1970 and 1976.

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