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Rev Joseph Everhart Boone

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Rev Joseph Everhart Boone

  • Birth 19 Sep 1922 USA
  • Death 15 Jul 2006 Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
  • Plot St. Mary's Garden, 133C, #4 (center of garden on a slope)
  • Memorial ID 14947351

Activist. He was known as "The Picketing Preacher" and an icon of the civil rights era for his activism on behalf of workers. Boone led boycotts and protests in the south against major companies for unfair working practices against employees. His notable targets included the Ford Motor Company, A&P Foods and Lockheed, among others. He embraced a simple motto: "Find something worth dying for as well as worth living for and die for it daily". In 2006 he was inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame. He died of complications from Alzheimer's disease at age 83.

Bio by: Elizabeth Reed





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  • Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 16 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14947351
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Joseph Everhart Boone (19 Sep 1922–15 Jul 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14947351, citing Lincoln Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .