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173 index Page references in italics refer to illustrations Adams, Brady, 151–52, 164 Africa, travels to, 59–65, 92, 99–104, 105, 162–65 African American Alliance, 131–32, 165 Albina Head Start, 90, 91, 106, 112–13, 124 Albina Ministerial Alliance, 97, 106, 117 Allen Temple CME Church, 84 Alpha Kappa Alpha, 45 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), 87, 89, 91–93, 120–31 Anderson, Amina, 109, 116 Anderson, Nathan. See Sadiki, Kamau Atiyeh, Vic, 163 Bailey, Mel, 42–43 Bell, Iris, 133 Benton, Bill, 38 Black Educational Center, 90, 106, 107, 109, 133 Black Panther Party, 68 Black Studies Department (PSU), 54, 55–56, 57–58, 164–65 Black United Front (BUF), 81, 87–92, 93–98, 105, 106, 111, 112–13, 118–20, 123 Botswana, 102 Boyer, Bob, 135, 136, 142 Brown, Irma, 20, 28–29 Brown, Kate, 146 Brown, Lee, 65–66, 68–69, 70, 71 Brown, Richard, 89, 94, 95, 119–20, 135, 142 Bunn, Stan, 128 Burch, Faye, 28, 30–31, 32, 40, 50, 67, 105, 115, 135, 136 Burch, Idella, 67 Burdick, Ginny, 145 Burton, Mike, 138–39 Campbell, Larry, 139 Carter, Margaret, 107, 110–12, 136, 138–39, 144, 147, 152–53, 154 Carter, Randy, 99–103 Castillo, Susan, 147 Cease, Ron, 136 Chisholm, Shirley, 84, 155 Clarence (uncle), 26, 47–48 Clark, Bud, 118 Courtney, Peter, 145 Cowan, KC, 110 Crews, Evelyn, 89, 94, 105 Cruz, Adriene, 116, 137 Cruz, Anna, 22, 23, 24 Cruz, Sean, 147, 148 Davis, Angela, 64, 90 Deiz, Mercedes, 137, 154 Delta Sigma Theta, 45, 57, 84 Douglass, Frederick, 165 Dowell, Evelyn, 27 Dowell, James, 27, 33 Drew, Jean, 94 Eddie (uncle), 40 Education Crisis Team, 91, 119, 124–25 Federicci, Tony, 154 Fletcher, Omotoyo, 116 Garlington, John, Rev., 106, 117, 129 Gary, Bobbi, 94, 117, 129 Ghana, 63–64, 164–65 Gilman, Amasa, 20 Girls Polytechnic High School, 22–26, 46, 51 Goldschmidt, Neil, 111 Gonzales, Martin, 122, 124 Gordly, Avel abuse of, 47–48, 76, 78, 86 depression, 64, 67, 78–79, 85–87, 103, 112, 121, 128, 142 early career, 24–25, 53, 67–76, 80–99, 84, 105–14, 108, 117–32 education, 21, 22–26, 44, 46, 50, 51, 52–58, 65–67 174 Gordly, Avel (continued) elections, 134–37, 140–42 family, 19, 21, 26, 30–52, 32, 67, 87, 114–16 legislative career, 133–60, 138, 151 marriages, 36, 49–51, 76–78, 85–86 travels, 59–65, 92, 99–104, 105, 162–65, 163 Gordly, Beatrice Bernice death, 43–44, 114–16 education, 25, 37 family life, 33, 42, 44, 50 hospitalization, 110 marriage, 34–35, 34–36, 37–40 relationship with AG, 19, 27–28, 48, 49, 67–68, 87, 118–19 Gordly, Faye. See Burch, Faye Gordly, Fay Lee family life, 19, 21, 30–31, 31, 33 marriage, 34–35, 34–36, 37–40, 43–44 relationship with AG, 49–50, 67, 76, 87, 131, 151 Gordly, Lessie, 19, 27, 36–37, 40–41, 43 Gordly, Tyrone, 22, 31, 31–33, 36, 77 Gostnell, Gloria, 105 Graber, Susan, 137, 138 Gray, Sharmin, 59–60 Griffin, Beverly, 22 Groff, Elizabeth “Buff,” 87, 91–92 Guembes, Marta, 124 Haggar, Sherrian, 89, 122, 130 Hamer, Fannie Lou, 139 Hampton, Fred, 68 Hansen, Gary, 136 Hardy, W. G., Jr., 87, 162 Harris, Evelyn, 42 Harris, Joyce, 88, 114, 135 Harrison, Elaine, 94 Hatfield, Mark, 163 Herman, Jerry, 99–103 Herndon, Guyann, 116 Herndon, Ronnie death threats, 95, 111, 120 leadership, 89, 90, 91, 94, 97, 109, 112–13, 119, 120, 124, 128–29 Herndon, Ronnie (continued) relationship with AG, 69, 88, 117, 118, 130, 158 Hicks, Joy, 129 Hicks, Lucious, IV, 135, 141–42 Higgenbotham, A. Leon, Jr., 159–60 Highland Christian Center, 82, 87 Highland Grade School, 46 Hill, Jim, 107, 110, 112 Hopson, Tony, 91, 119, 124 Ivancie, Dan, 140 Jackson, Bobbie, 90, 94 Jackson, John, 56, 76, 78, 89, 94, 95, 106, 117, 119–20, 124, 129 Johnson, Gloria, 94 Jones, Mildred, 52–53, 54–55, 58, 68 Jordan, Barbara, 67 Kaiser Hospital, 86 Katz, Vera, 138–39 Kennady, Ramona, 153 Kennedy, John F., 24 Keston, Michael, 148 King, Martin Luther, Jr., 20, 53, 103 Kitzhaber, John, 162, 164 Kumalo, Dumasani, 104, 105, 107, 162–63 Kunjufu, Jawanza, 84 Kusaidi, Shaka, 99–103 Kuti, Fela, 62 Larson, Lars, 113 Lawrence (uncle), 26, 31 Lee, Mrs. (pastor’s wife), 42 Leke (friend of AG), 63–64 Leonard, Carolyn, 129 Lesotho, 102 Lewis, Charlotte, 116 Lithuli-Gcabashe, Thandi...


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  • Gordly, Avel Louise, 1947-.
  • Women politicians -- Oregon -- Biography.
  • African American politicians -- Oregon -- Biography.
  • Oregon -- Politics and government -- 1951-.
  • African American women -- Oregon -- Biography.
  • Community activists -- Oregon -- Biography.
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