Ralph Abernathy

Minister, Organization founder

1926 – 1990

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Who was Ralph Abernathy?

Ralph David Abernathy, Sr. was a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, a minister, and a close associate of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Following King's assassination, Dr. Abernathy took up the leadership of the SCLC Poor People's Campaign and led the March on Washington, D.C., that had been planned for May 1968.

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Born
Mar 11, 1926
Linden
Also known as
  • Reverend Doctor Ralph David Abernathy
  • Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.
  • Ralph David Abernathy
  • Reverend Dr. Ralph D. Abernathy
  • Ralph D. Abernathy
  • Ralph David
  • Rev. Ralph David Abernathy
  • Rev. Ralph Abernathy
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Alabama State University
Lived in
  • Atlanta
Died
Apr 17, 1990
Atlanta

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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