Ralph Abernathy is known for organizing the Montgomery bus boycotts alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a Baptist minister, a civil rights leader, and co-founder of the Southern Baptist Leadership Conference.
Born - March 11, 1926
Died - April 17, 1990
Abernathy, Ralph David
As Martin Luther King-s closest friend and advisor, Ralph Abernathy became a central figure in the civil rights struggle during the Montgomery bus boycott. "Abernathy infused his audiences with new life and ardor. The people loved and respected him as a symbol of courage and strength," King wrote in Stride Toward Freedom (73-74). A biography from the King Institute of Stanford University.
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