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Ralph David Abernathy

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Creator:Gaillard, Frye
Title:Ralph David Abernathy
Date:2007 Mar. 14

Encyclopedia article about Ralph David Abernathy, who emerged in the 1950s and 1960s as a founding, and steadfast, leader of the civil rights movement. At the age of 29, Abernathy was one of the organizers of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which began in December of 1955. He was a close friend and confidante of Martin Luther King, Jr., a founding member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and an integral part of the historic events that took place during the height of the civil rights movement.

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Subjects:Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Montgomery | Civil rights workers--Alabama--Montgomery | African American clergy--Alabama--Montgomery | Clergy--Alabama--Montgomery | Civil rights movements--Alabama--Montgomery | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Montgomery | Race relations | Montgomery (Ala.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Segregation--Alabama--Montgomery | African Americans--Segregation--Alabama--Montgomery | Race discrimination--Alabama--Montgomery | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | African American soldiers | First Baptist Church (National Baptist Convention : Montgomery, Ala.) | United States, Alabama, Montgomeryi, 32.366805, -86.299969 | United States, Alabama, Montgomery County, 32.2202579, -86.2076143
Collection:Encyclopedia of Alabama
Institution:Encyclopedia of Alabama
Contributors:Encyclopedia of Alabama (Project)
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