James Bevel Death Cause and Date

James Bevel's Death

Born (Birthday) October 19, 1936

Death Date December 19, 2008

Age of Death 72 years

Cause of Death Pancreatic Cancer

Profession Civil Rights Leader

The civil rights leader James Bevel died at the age of 72. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A minister and civil right activist who was the Director of Direct Action and the Director of Nonviolent Education of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference during the 1960’s.

He married Diane Nash and had two children, Sherri and Douglass Bevel, with her.

James Bevel, a civil rights leader and close associate of Martin Luther King Jr.’s, being sentenced to 15 years in prison for unlawful fornication. … Less than a month after his sentencing in October 2008, Bevel was released from prison on appeal. Six weeks later, he died of pancreatic cancer.