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Ralph Abernathy (1926-1990)

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Creator:Kirkland, W. Michael
Title:Ralph Abernathy (1926-1990)
Date:2004 Apr. 27

Encyclopedia article about Ralph D. Abernathy, Martin Luther King Jr.'s chief partner in the civil rights movement. Abernathy helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), succeeding King as SCLC president and leading the Poor People's Campaign March on Washington D.C. after King's assassination. Abernathy attended Atlanta University and pastored First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama as well as West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta.

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Subjects:Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | African American clergy--Georgia | African American civil rights workers--Georgia | Georgia
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2004-04-27
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