Mary Lou Finley

Photo credit: Clair Popkin, 2017

Mary Lou Finley worked alongside Dr. King as a staff member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Chicago Project from 1965-1966 and was a key member of the Chicago Freedom Movement. For more than 30 years Finley has been teaching about nonviolence and has been active in many social movements including labor, environmental justice, women’s and racial justice.  She is Professor Emeritus from Antioch University Seattle in Sociology and public health and is also a certified Kingian nonviolence trainer. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford in 1965, her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1971 and her Master in Public Health from the University of Washington in 1996.



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