"James Peck helped to organize and represent the National Maritime Union, worked with the War Resisters League in protest of World War II, and joined the Congress of Racial Equality when the war ended. In 1947 he participated in the first freedom ride with Bayard Rustin, and years later he participated in Freedom Rides organized by CORE in 1961. He went on to help lead and organize CORE activities for seventeen years."--Eyes on the Prize Interviews, Washington University in Saint Louis.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Eyes on the Prize Interviews (Washington University in St. Louis University Libraries)
- Freedom Riders' 40th Anniversary Oral History Project, 2001 (University of Mississippi Libraries)