Pat Cusick (1931-2004) is a social activist, who credits his educational and military experiences for altering his views on race. While a student at the University of North Carolina, he participated in civil rights demonstrations as part of the anti-war Student Peace Union. After moving to Boston, Massachusetts, he engaged in social and economic justice endeavors. After Massachusetts enacted a policy in 1988 against gay adoption, Cusick publicly came out as a gay man.--From Oral Histories of the American South biography.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive (University of Southern Mississippi Libraries)
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- Braden--Robert Moses account of Voter Registration drive in Mississippi in 1961, 1963 February (Carl and Anne Braden papers, 1928-2006; Archives Sound Holdings, Audio 443A/18-19) (Sound recording)
- King--SNCC staff biographies, 1964 (Mary E. King papers , 1962-1999; Z: Accessions, M82-445, Box 1, Folder 13) (Reports)