Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC): John Mecartney Records

Accession Number: 
LR002692
Extent: 
2 linear feet (2 SB)
Date: 
1943-1985

John Mecartney (1922-2004) was a lifelong activist with civil rights, peace and nonviolent defense and farm worker issues. He graduated from Garrett Theological Seminary and served as a United Methodist minister in Wisconsin. After receiving his Ph.D. from Northwestern University he taught sociology and peace studies at Wayne State University, University of Detroit Mercy, Bluffton College, and Albion College. He was on the board of Methodists United for Peace with Justice, as well as an active member of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC), Socialist Party of America (Socialist Party USA), and numerous other organizations.

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