Mr. Claude Lamar Weaver II
May 28, 2013
Claude Lamar Weaver II was born on September 14, 1943 in Atlanta, Georgia where he went to Oglethorpe Elementary School. Mr. Weaver attended three high schools: Englewood High in Chicago, IL, Pershing High in Detroit, MI, and Price High in Atlanta, GA where he excelled in academics and was named a National Merit Scholar. Mr. Weaver attended Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. However, in 1963, he took a one year interim from Harvard to serve as a community organizer with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
He retired from Verizon in 1999, but did consulting work for them until 2010. Mr. Weaver continues to follow civil rights issues, espeically voting rights and global climate change. He has a strong interest in national and global politics and has worked on voter registration in Mississippi and Alabama
Mr. Weaver is a lecturer, teacher, counselor, community organizer, computer programmer, network administrator, and he is currently writing a novel. He has been married for 40 years; he and his wife have one son and one daughter.
In spring 2013, Mr. Weaver served as a civil rights "Legend" to students at Dorchester Collegiate Academy as part of Street Law's Closing the Gap initiative.
Want to get involved? Volunteers needed in fall 2013 for Street Law's Closing the Gap initiative.
(Reproduced with permission)