Dr. Ralph Abernathy, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Dr. Ralph Abernathy, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Dr. Ralph Abernathy, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference gives the peace sign at a panel discussion at Boston College on December 8, 1969 in Boston. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Dr. Ralph Abernathy
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civil rights, black rights, equal rights, black power, social justice, equality, rally, rallies march, marches, racism, discrimination, mistreatment, abuse, exploitation, Ralph David Abernathy, born March 11-1926, died April 17-1990, American civil rights leader, son of farmer in Linden- Alabama, degree in mathematics 1950, political activism, led demonstrations protesting the lack of heat and hot water in his dormitory and the dreadful food served in the cafeteria, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, close and enduring partnership with Dr. Martin Luther King, Abernathy and King organized the bus boycott in Montgomery, segregation on buses ruled unconstitutional, Martin Luther King's Number Two in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Secretary-Treasurer, presidency of the SCLC after King's death,
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