Beverly Axelrod Biography

Title

Beverly Axelrod Biography

Subject

New Left

Description

This is a brief political biography of Beverly Axelrod, who was a civil rights and social justice attorney for a variety of activists and organizations during the 1960s, including the Congress of Racial Equality, Eldridge Cleaver of the Black Panther Party, Dennis Banks of the American Indian Movement, Jerry Rubin of the Yippies, the United Farm Workers, the Chicano Movement in New Mexico, and others. Axelrod also travelled to Vietnam and helped organize the first anti-war protest that featured women and children. Her correspondence with Eldridge Cleaver formed a significant basis for his book, Soul On Ice. She was also called before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee. Later in life she formed ACE Investigations, an investigative firm that did trial preparation for civil and criminal cases. Axelrod died in 2002 of emphysema.

Creator

ACE Investigations

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

January 7, 1998

Format

photocopy

Type

chronology

Original Format

paper

Citation

ACE Investigations, “Beverly Axelrod Biography,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 28, 2020, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/476.

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