SNCC Veteran Jimmy Rogers passed away from Coronavirus at his home in Oakland, California on February 5, 2021, age 84. Jimmy worked with SNCC in Tuskegee and Lowndes, County Alabama from 1961-1967.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, after finishing five years in the US Air Force in 1959, Rogers went to work for the New York State Commission Against Discrimination, which was located at 270 Broadway in Manhattan, New York, New York.
After his years in Alabama, Jimmy moved to California and worked as a probation officer until his retirement. He leaves his wife, a son and granddaughter.
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Photo: L-R: Jimmy Robers, Ruby Sales, Gloria Larry, September 1965 in Hayneville, Lowndes County, Alabama.