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Civil Rights Leader Ralph Abernathy Was A Member Of Kappa Alpha Psi

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Were you aware that Civil Rights leader Ralph Abernathy was a Kappa? Ralph pledged the Beta Zeta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Ralph David Abernathy Sr. was an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister who was ordained in 1948. He is best known as a close friend, mentor, and collaborator with Martin Luther King Jr., but he also played key roles in the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-1956, the Little Rock Central High School crisis of 1957, which led to desegregation in both schools; Operation Breadbasket (1963) and Project Cauce (1967).

Before King was assassinated, Abernathy served as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Financial Secretary and Vice President At-Large. After King died, he became president of the SCLC.

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