The Black Syracuse Project

People’s AME Zion Church: Ann Tussing remembers Reverend Proctor

In Oral History Interviews, People's AME Zion Church on February 23, 2011 at 10:22 am

Ann Tussing is the wife of Dale Tussing, former Professor of Economics at Syracuse University.  They are Quakers and participated in the civil rights movements in Syracuse in the 1960s.  Both were active in CORE, the Congress Of Racial Equality,  an organization that was considered radical at the time for its activities.  CORE had been meeting at Grace Episcopal Church until the church got a fire bomb threat for allowing CORE to meet there.  Reverend Proctor of People’s AME Zion Church opened his church to CORE and invited them to meet at People’s.

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