Peggy Preacely

Peggy Preacely

Nationally known civil rights activist Peggy Preacely will be the special guest Tuesday, Jan. 26, at a virtual community forum sponsored by Long Beach's African American Cultural Center.

Preacely was part of the Student Non-Violent Coordinator Committee (SNCC), was jailed several times in the deep South while attempting to register African Americans to vote and participated in the 1963 March on Washington.

Erroll Parker, a longtime journalist and member of the Cultural Center committee, will discuss Preacely's life with her. The live zoom event will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26.

To register for the event, go to For more information, call 562-682-9398.


Harry has been executive editor of Gazette Newspapers for more than 26 years. He has been in the newspaper business for more than 35 years, with experience on both weekly and metropolitan daily papers in Colorado and California.

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