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Ralph Abernathy

Ralph AbernathyAKA Ralph David Abernathy

Born: 21-Mar-1926
Birthplace: Linden, AL
Died: 17-Apr-1990
Location of death: Atlanta, GA
Cause of death: Heart Failure [1]
Remains: Buried, Lincoln Cemetery, Atlanta, GA

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist [2]
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Prominent civil rights activist

Military service: US Army (WWII)


[1] Died at Crawford Long Hospital after suffering a heart attack.

[2] Pastor, West Hunter Street Baptist Church, Atlanta (1961-90).

Father: W. L. Abernathy
Mother: Louivery Bell
Wife: Juanita (two sons, two daughters)
Son: Kwame
Son: Ralph David Abernathy III (Georgia State Representative)
Daughter: Juandalynn
Daughter: Donzaleigh Avis Abernathy

    University: BA Mathematics, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL (1950)
    University: MA Sociology, Atlanta University (1951)

    Southern Christian Leadership Conference
    Funeral: Martin Luther King (1968)

Author of books:
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down (1989, memoir)


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