George Wiley


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(1931–1973) George Wiley is credited with organizing poor people into a significant political force in the United States during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Educated as a chemist, he graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1953 and received his PhD from Cornell University. In 1960, he became associate professor of chemistry at Syracuse University and also began his work as a reformer, organizer, and social activist, founding a local chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) at Syracuse and serving on the National Action Council of CORE.


From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

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