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Susan Levy Rice ’57

Susan Levy Rice ’57, August 17, 1995, in Syracuse, New York, of kidney and liver failure. She had been employed by the city of Syracuse since 1971 was a longtime civil rights and community activist. She earned a master's degree in public health from Yale University in 1959. In the ’60s, she was involved with the Congress of Racial Equality. During the height of the civil rights movement, she went to Louisiana to help rebuild churches that had been burned. She worked for the City of Syracuse in job training programs, special projects, and in the parks department until 1988, when she joined the research division. She was very involved in a variety of local issues in Syracuse and was a member of the mayor's Anti-Poverty Task Force, PEACE, Inc., the Juneteenth Committee, and Thornden Park Neighborhood Council. She was the city's representative on the Homeless and Housing Vulnerable Task Force and was involved in Housing Visions Unlimited. For many years, she volunteered with the Syracuse Chargers swim team. She was also known for her love of flower gardening. She is survived by her husband, Timothy Rice ’57, three sons, two daughters, a brother, a sister, and five grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1995

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