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Type: StillImage | Photographs
Creator: Unknown
Title: Murphy Davis
Date: 1987
Description: View of anti-death penalty activist Murphy Davis standing in front of a list of executions that have taken place in the United States since 1977.

Local identification number: VIS 158.18.12

Murphy Davis was an anti-death penalty activist and advocate for the poor. She was born in 1948 and grew up in Louisiana and North Carolina. She was pursuing a career in Theology when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Georgia's law of Capital Punishment in 1976. She has worked for the abolition of the death penalty, housing the homeless, the Movement for racial justice, justice for the poor, and the abolition of war. Davis and her husband are founding partners of the Open Door Community, a diverse residential Christian community in downtown Atlanta.

Local identification number: ahc158018012a.jpg

Subjects: Activists--Georgia--Atlanta | Activists | Pacifists--1980-1990 | Civil rights movement | Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | Clothing and dress--1980-1990 | Capital punishment | Hairstyles--1970-1980 | Davis, Murphy, 1948- | Georgia
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, 2009
Original Material: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Rights and Usage: This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S Code) Permission ofr use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Persistent Link to Item: http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/u?/southline,243

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs