Gaither, Thomas Walter, 1938-
Civil rights worker raised in Great Falls, South Carolina who worked as a field organizer for CORE during the 1961 Freedom Rides. Gaither received his B.S. from Claflin University; his M.S. from Atlanta University; and his Ph. D. from the University of Iowa. Gaither became a biology professor specializing in botany, and taught at Slippery Rock University for thirty years until his retirement in 2007.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Freedom Riders' 40th Anniversary Oral History Project, 2001 (University of Mississippi Libraries)
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)