African American civil rights worker and executive secretary of the Cleveland chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in the 1960s; she also served as a National Action Council member of the organization. She was born in Chicago and educated at Oberlin College, and taught German in the Cleveland public schools before assuming her position at CORE. As of 2012, Perot is a health advocacy administrator based in Washington, D.C. From http://whospeaks.library.vanderbilt.edu/interview/ruth-turner [accessed June 19, 2012].
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive (University of Southern Mississippi Libraries)
- Legal landmarks in Cleveland history : Reed v. Rhodes (Michael Schwartz Library)
- Reverend Johnathan Ealy and Ruth Turner with unknown demonstrators (black-and-white photographs)
- Richard L. Gunn, attorney for the United Freedom Movement (UFM) and Ruth Turner, executive secretary for Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) (black-and-white photographs)
- Ruth Turner, Executive Secretary for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) (black-and-white photographs)