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Jerome D. Gorman and Donna Gorman Collected Papers


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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Jerome D. Gorman; Donna B. Gorman; lived in Richmond, Virginia; Jerome Gorman was a physician specializing in emergency medicine; both were activists against the death penalty; they withheld one penny from each of their electric bills, as an expression of opposition to the electrocution of prisoners in Virginia; they also withheld two pennies from their telephone bill. To support their work they formed an organization called Penny Resistance. The Gormans were active in other anti-death penalty groups, including People Abolishing the Death Penalty. Jerome Gorman also worked on the case of the extradition of Jens Söring (Soering), a condemned prisoner in Virginia.

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