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Sep 10, 2015, 3:02pm FOR
The Houser family and the Fellowship of Reconciliation warmly welcome you to attend a celebration of the life of beloved husband, father, friend to all, and legendary peace activist, George Houser.  There will be two celebrations - one on the...
Aug 31, 2015, 2:54pm Jerry Elmer
August 20, 2015 - I have just had the sad news that my friend George Houser died yesterday at the age of 99.  George was the last surviving participant in the first Freedom Ride in February 1947.  I came to know George when I worked for...
Aug 28, 2015, 8:36am Elbert Big Man Howard
With respect to the passing on of George Houser, on August 19, 2015, I would like to say some words of remembrance.George Houser, first of all, was a man for whom I held an enormous amount of respect.I met George, together with his wife...
Aug 26, 2015, 10:17am Richard Lapchick
While he lived well into his 99th year, the world lost a champion for justice last week. George House was my mentor, role model, and dear friend. Other than my father, he was the man who had the greatest influence on my life.I first read about...
Aug 25, 2015, 12:40pm Gail Hovey
George Houser hired me in 1980 to work at the American Committee on Africa (ACOA). We had already known each other for 15 years and would remain colleagues and friends until the end. There are too many stories to tell. In all the accolades for...
Aug 24, 2015, 5:25pm David Hartsough
George Houser was a mentor, friend, co-worker, and a giant of a human being. Some of the things I appreciated about George include:George’s affirmation of life and his belief that we can make a difference – we can act to help make our local...
Aug 24, 2015, 11:30am Doug Hostetter
I was not fortunate enough to know George in his youth, at the height of his activism on desegregation and civil rights in this country, and the struggle for freedom for the colonized peoples of Africa, and to end apartheid. Our paths did cross a...
Aug 20, 2015, 8:07pm Ethan Vesely-Flad
George Houser, a leader in the racial justice, anti-war, and African liberation struggles, died yesterday at Friends House in Santa Rosa, California. He was 99.One of the most important yet least-heralded activists of the 20th century, George...
Aug 20, 2015, 2:55pm Matt Meyer
Some of us chuckled when we first learned of the title of George Houser’s 1989 memoir, No One Can Stop the Rain. Though we appreciated the homage which George was giving to Angolan freedom fighter and poet Agostino Neto, who penned that line while...
Jun 2, 2015, 4:51pm Ethan Vesely-Flad
One of the most important yet least-heralded activists of the 20th century, George’s name is synonymous with the early history of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the foundations of the civil rights movement, and the growth of the...