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Coppin State University
Luther J. Perry Jr., tax assessor

Luther J. Perry Jr., a retired state assessor and civil rights activist, died Oct. 11 at his Hunting Ridge home of cancer. He was 69. The son of Luther J. Perry Sr., a steelworker, and Nina Clay Perry, an educator, Luther James Perry Jr. was born in Norfolk, Va., and lived in Ahoskie, N.C., before moving to Baltimore in the 1950s. After graduating from Edmondson High School in 1962, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1966 from what is now Morgan State University. Mr. Temple was one of 400 people who were arrested for demonstrating and trespassing at the segregated Gwynn Oak Amusement Park during the summer of 1963, family members said. During the early 1970s, he worked at Morgan and...