Sales, Ruby, 1948-

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Ruby Sales (b. July 8, 1948, Jemison, AL) is an African-American social activist. At 17, she participated in the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches of 1965. She attended Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA and is a human rights advocate in Washington, D.C. where she founded The SpiritHouse Project.
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referencedIn Civil Rights History Project collection, 2010-2011 Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center Library of Congress,
referencedIn Jordan, June, 1936-2002. Papers, 1936-2002 (inclusive), 1954-2002 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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creatorOf The HistoryMakers Video Oral History with Ruby Nell Sales The HistoryMakers
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associatedWith American Folklife Center corporateBody
associatedWith Daniels, Jonathan Myrick, 1939-1965 person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Episcopal Divinity School corporateBody
associatedWith Jordan, June, 1936-2002. person
associatedWith National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Jemison AL US
Columbus (Ga.)
Jemison (Ala.)
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Birth 1948-07-08

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