Rhode Island Advisory Committee to
the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights


Olga M. Noguera, Chairperson
Providence

 

Malvene Brice
Providence

Janet Alexander
Woonsocket

Ying He
Bristol

Lola Brito
Riverside

Nancy Mayer
Providence

Lester Hilton
Cumberland

David Sholes
Warwick

Sokvann Sam
Cranston

Dorothy Zimmering*
Barrington

Norman Tilles
Providence

* Deceased


Acknowledgments
The Rhode Island Advisory Committee wishes to thank the staff of the Commissionís Eastern Regional Office. The planning and holding of the consultation, report writing, and followup research were conducted by Fernando A. Serpa, Esq., with essential support services provided by Linda Raufu. Ki-Taek Chun, director of the Eastern Regional Office, provided editorial assistance during all report writing stages, as well as overall supervision of the project. Dawn Sweet provided editorial assistance and prepared the report for publication.

The Committee gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Robert Lee and David Sholes who provided a leadership role in developing the project proposal and invaluable assistance in the first draft of the report.

The Committee wishes to dedicate this report to the memory of Dorothy Zimmering who was a vital and active member of the Committee for more than two decades. Her energy and knowledge of civil rights issues guided the Committee through several important projects and reports. Those on the Committee who worked with her can attest to the enthusiasm she brought to every meeting and her dedication to promoting civil rights to the people of Rhode Island.