Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin - Post-prison Activism

Post-prison Activism

Ervin returned to Chattanooga after his release, where he became involved with a local civil rights group called Concerned Citizens for Justice, fighting police brutality and the Klan. In 1987, Ervin helped file a class action civil rights lawsuit that resulted in the restructuring of the Chattanooga government and the election of several black city council members.

On April 26, 2008, Ervin and his wife organized a march and rally in Nashville, Tennessee to protest the deaths of two youths in Tennessee facilities, including the Chad Center.

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