Submitted through theLoop Submission Portal by Andy Reynolds on behalf of Pulley family friend, April Sandmeyer
Please consider helping the YouCaring crowdfunding campaign for New Rochelle civil rights hero Arthur L. Pulley.
- Ended segregation in the New Rochelle school system
- He and his wife marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Washington in 1963
- He was the oldest living black graduate of the Yale Law School
- He and his wife are the namesakes of an award for Peace and Social Justice at Yale University
- Founder of Meals-on-Wheels of New Rochelle
- Founder of the Black Lawyers of Westchester County
- Founder of the Inter-religious Council of Churches of New Rochelle
- Served for 42 years as Trustee of Bethesda Baptist Church.
- Most known for founding the Arthur L. Pulley Jr. Center for Creativity in Greenfield Park, NY, which was made available free of charge to all individuals and groups that adhered to the “no alcohol, tobacco, drugs or firearms” policy. Over the years, over 7000 people, many of whom were socially deprived children, have enjoyed a day in the country. Artists, writers, and families were given lodging for weeks at a time and several plays were written there. Over 50 scholarships to advance social justice were given. The Center is in dire need of financial support.