Longtime Raleigh activist dies at 87
Posted January 23, 2011 8:04 p.m. EST
Updated January 23, 2011 8:05 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — Longtime Raleigh community activist Jessie Copeland has died, her family confirmed Sunday.
Copeland founded the Inter-Project Council, which is credited with improving living conditions for public housing residents.
She was also designated one of former President Bill Clinton's Points of Light, a title reserved for people who are actively engaged in fighting poverty in their community.
She received the Rosa Parks Award in 1995.
She was 87.