Juanita and her partner Wally Nelson were active in the Civil Rights movement from the 1940’s, part of the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE), the Peacemakers , and Pioneer Valley War Tax Resistance. Juanita and Wally moved to the Quaker land trust of Woolman Hill in 1974 and built a house with no running water or electricity, an outhouse in the back, a well, and a garden where they grew organic vegetables to sell at the Farmer’s Market, part of a way of living outside of the tax-paying war economy and saying no to contributing in any form to war.
— from https://sarahpirtle.com/hope-sings/the-balland-of-juanita-nelson.htm
For more on Juanita see: https://nwtrcc.org/juanita-nelson-remembrance-and-appreciation/
Wallace Floyd Nelson (27 March 1909 – 23 May 2002) was an American civil rights activist and war tax resister. He spent three and a half years in prison as a conscientious objector during World War II, was on the first of the “freedom rides” (then called the “Journey of Reconciliation”) enforcing desegregation in 1947, and was the first national field organizer for the Congress of Racial Equality.
For more on Wally Nelson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wally_Nelson