SNCC veteran Joanne Gavin died at home in Houston on February 11, 2021 at age 89.
Born in Denver and raised in California,  she took a bus to Washington, DC to join the March on Washington in August 1963, and stayed to work for a year in the DC SNCC office.  She then worked in the Jackson COFO office, the MFDP state headquarters in Holly Springs, and in the Freedom School in Tougaloo, MS.