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Chairman

People's Organization for Progress
P.O. Box 22505
Newark , New Jersey 07101
United States

Company Description: The People's Organization For Progress is a grassroots community group based in Newark, New Jersey working for racial, social, and economic justice. It has engaged...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Princeton University
  • master , business administration
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At Saturday's gathering in Newark, among ...
www.commondreams.org, 6 April 2015 [cached]
At Saturday's gathering in Newark, among the roughly 100 participants were leading advocates for prison reform such as Bonnie Kerness, the director of the American Friends Service Committee Prison Watch Project; Gale Muhammad; and Larry Hamm, the chairman of People's Organization for Progress.
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"It is an abomination that prisoners are paid 22 cents an hour, $1.20 cents a day," Larry Hamm told the Newark meeting. "Every prisoner should get the minimum wage of New Jersey, $8.38 per hour."
He went on.
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"This is capitalist exploitation, and it must stop," Hamm thundered.
Lawrence Hamm, President, ...
www.peacecoalition.org, 19 Dec 2013 [cached]
Lawrence Hamm, President, People's Organization for Progress and The Rev. Robert Moore, Executive Director, Coalition for Peace Action
P.O.P. Chairman Lawrence ...
www.blackisbackcoalition.org, 10 Jan 2015 [cached]
P.O.P. Chairman Lawrence Hamm delivers powerful presentation | 1 Comment | Continue Reading P.O.P. Chairman Lawrence Hamm delivers powerful presentation : Black Is Back Coalition
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P.O.P. Chairman Lawrence Hamm delivers powerful presentation
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Chairman Lawrence Hamm calls for action the next day after Ferguson grand jury decision! Chairman Lawrence Hamm calls for action the next day after Ferguson grand jury decision!
People don't have adequate power to ...
dailyprincetonian.com, 18 Feb 2015 [cached]
People don't have adequate power to make needed changes to society, Lawrence Hamm '78, chairman ...
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Hamm '78 speaks on student activism, civil rights movement
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People don't have adequate power to make needed changes to society, Lawrence Hamm '78, chairman of the People's Organization for Progress, a social and economic activism organization, said in a lecture on Tuesday.
"Ultimately, that's what we're struggling for: to empower people," Hamm said.
Hamm said he began his work as a student activist in Newark in 1971.
"Newark is a key center among several centers for the black liberation movement," Hamm said. "Newark had been an apartheid city. It was a city with a predominantly black population that was controlled by a white power structure."
At the University, where he was known by the name "Adhimu Chunga," which means "important youth" in Swahili, Hamm was active in leading student movements, particularly in getting the University to divest from companies with links to apartheid in South Africa. His impact at the University is recounted in the documentary film, "Blacks at Princeton."
Hamm also discussed the lesser-known contributions of slaves to the present-day United States.
"The capital that was used to build Princeton and Harvard and Brown and other universities was from the slave trade," Hamm said. "That citadel of democracy, Washington, D.C., was built with slave labor. Where the leader of the so-called free world sits was built with slave labor."
After watching the film"Selma," some people believe that Jim Crow was only a Southern phenomenon, Hamm added.
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Slavery was as much a part of the North as it was a part of the South, Hamm said.
"Where Wall Street is located today in New York City was in fact where the auction block was located," he noted.
Black soldiers in the Union Army also made important contributions during the Civil War, but they could not be buried in the same cemeteries as white soldiers, Hamm said.
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The number of white supremacist organizations that still exist in the United States is 256, Hamm said.
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The country is in need of a new civil rights movement, Hamm said in closing.
"We are outraged by that decision," ...
www.nj.com, 13 Feb 2015 [cached]
"We are outraged by that decision," said Larry Hamm, chairman of the People's Organization for Progress. "We can't understand how that verdict was possibly reached."
Hamm continued to say that the group is calling for New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman to launch an investigation to see whether Kamal's civil rights were violated.
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