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)
- Individuals Active in Civil Disturbances, volume 1 (Alabama Department of Archives and History)
- Individuals Active in Civil Disturbances, volume 2 (Alabama Department of Archives and History)
- Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress)