East, P. D.

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East, P. D. Gender: M
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)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 03°47' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°48 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 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.



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "The Case of The Petal Paper" by P. D. East, The New York Times, 28 July 1971 [1]: "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")