Gutman, Jeremiah

Jeremiah Gutman was a lawyer and activist during the Civil Rights Movement.

Gutman was born in Brooklyn, New York. Gutman earned a law degree from New York University in 1949. During the Freedom Summer of 1964, Gutman traveled across Mississippi, including areas of Oktibbeha County, to legally defend civil rights workers and take depositions for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) congressional vote challenge. Gutman was also active in the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Sources:

“Jeremiah Gutman: Comment on Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.”Perspectives on Reporting. http://www.reportingcivilrights.org/perspectives/gutman.jsp

“Reporters and Writers: Jeremiah Gutman.”Perspectives on Reporting. http://www.reportingcivilrights.org/authors/bio.jsp?authorId=113