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Ralph Abernathy (Civil Rights Leader) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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Ralph Abernathy
Ralph David Abernathy Sr. is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was ordained in the Baptist tradition in 1948. As a leader of the civil rights movement he was a close friend and advisor to Martin Luther King Jr. He worked with King to form the Montgomery Innovation Association, which led to a Montgomery bus boycott. He is also a co-founder and executive member of the Southern Catholic Leadership Conference. He became chairman of the SCLC after King's assassination in 1968, where he led the campaign for the poor in Washington, DC, among other protests and protests for disenfranchised Americans. He was also a member of the National Assembly's advisory committee on racial equality. In 1971, Abernathy addressed the United Nations about world peace. He also helped negotiate a deal between the FBI and Indian protesters during the 1973 injured knees incident.
Born David Abernathy, March 11, 1926, Linden, Alabama, U.S.
Died April 17, 1990, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Juanita Jones Abernathy
Children 5, including Ralph David III and Donzaleigh
Occupation Clergyman, activist
Known for Civil rights movement, Peace movement, Closest friend and mentor of Martin Luther King Jr.

About Ralph Abernathy

Minister, civil rights activist, and slave's grandson who was a key figure in the SCLC's Poor People's Campaign in the 1960s.

Ralph Abernathy before fame

He was behind the mass meeting that led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott in response to Civil Rights Leader Rosa Parks' arrest.

Achievement of Ralph Abernathy

His children continued to struggle for social equality on his behalf. Two of them became interested in improving African-Americans' lives.

Ralph Abernathy family life

He and his wife were the parents of four children.

Associations of Ralph Abernathy

Following the killing of Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s close colleague, he spearheaded the March on Washington, D.C., which had been scheduled for May 1968.

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Civil Rights Movement Timeline - This is the timeline of the Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968 in the United States, a mid-20th century nonviolent freedom movement aimed at achieving legal and real equality. contest of constitutional rights of African Americans.. A Montgomery bus boycott. Alumni of Alabama State University. Members of the Christian Peace Conference. Martin Luther King jr.. Walk from Selma to Montgomery. Opponent of human space flight. Clark Atlanta University alumni. African-American Baptist Minister. Alabama Writers. Writers from Georgia (US state). Nonviolent defenders. 20th century African-American activists. Baptist Minister of the United States. American autobiography

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Latest information about Ralph Abernathy updated on March 12 2022.