Futorian, Aviva

Aviva Futorian, originally of New Albany, was a young graduate from Brandeis when she worked in Mississippi during Freedom Summer in 1964. She worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1964 to 1966, largely with the Benton County Citizens Club. She left Mississippi in 1965 to work for the Anti-Defamation League in Chicago. Futorian made a documentary entitled My Mind Stayed on Freedom about civil rights workers in Benton County. She is currently a lawyer based in Chicago, representing death row inmates. Futorian’s work includes activism related to the abolition of the death penalty in Illinois.

Sources:

Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, http://www.icadp.org/.

Civil Rights Movement Veterans, http:www.crmvet.org.