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