Civil Rights Leader | BA Public Administration, ’56
Often on the front lines of desegregation, James Forman mobilized activists in the South during the civil rights era.
Forman served as Roosevelt’s student council president. In the 1960s, he became executive secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the youth “shock troops” of the civil rights movement. He led voter registration drives and joined Martin Luther King Jr.’s Freedom Rides.