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    Ralph Abernathy

    Civil Rights Leader

    Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, a minister, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s closest friend. In 1955, he collaborated with King to create the Montgomery Improvement Association, which would lead to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. In 1957, Abernathy co-founded, and was an executive board member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Following the assassination of King, Abernathy became president of the SCLC. As president of the SCLC, he led the Poor People's Campaign in... (wikipedia)

    • Born in Linden, AL
    • Country US
    • Died On 4/17/1990

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