Black, Hector


Hector Black grew up in Queens, New York and attended Harvard University where he graduated in 1949 with a degree in social anthropology. In 1965 Black and his wife, Susie, moved to Vine City, a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia to become involved in the civil rights movement. While working with a tutoring program established by the Atlanta Friends Meeting, Black and his family met and adopted Patricia Ann Nuckles. Following the brutal murder of his daughter, Patricia, in 2000, Black, an ardent Quaker, took up the cause of campaigning for the abolition of the death penalty. He lives in Cookeville, Tennessee with his wife and remains active in the Quaker community and in the Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing.

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