East, P. D.
|Birthname||Percy Dale East|
|born on||26 November 1921 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )|
|Place||Columbia, Mississippi, 31n15, 89w50|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||03°47' 26°48 Asc. 20°54'|
American civil rights activist, as the founder, editor and publisher of The Petal Paper from 1953 to 1971, published in Petal, Mississippi. The Petal Paper advocated equal rights for African-Americans. P. D. East died on 31 December 1971, aged 50.
Sy Scholfield quotes from "The Case of The Petal Paper" by P. D. East, The New York Times, 28 July 1971 : "At 8 o'clock on the morning of Nov. 26, 1921, I was born in the small town of Columbia, Miss."
- Family : Childhood : Adopted
- Family : Childhood : Only child
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (Civil rights activist)
- Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor ("The Petal Paper")