Appreciated for his Mississippi-chapter leadership from the Country wide Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP), this civil legal rights activist also founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Get together and later offered in the Mississippi Home of Representatives. After graduating from Coahoma Nation Agricultural SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Mississippi, he offered in america Army. Later, learning beneath the G.We. Bill, he gained a qualification in pharmacy from Xavier College or university in Ohio. A good friend of fellow civil privileges activist Medgar Evers, he was deeply suffering from Evers’ 1963 assassination. He was created in Dublin, Mississippi to sharecroppers Mattie and Ed Henry. He afterwards married a female, but also continued a same-sex romantic relationship with a guy called Gullum Erwin. He and doctor T.R.M. Howard had been founding members from the Regional Council of Negro Command (RCNL).