April 21, 1991 |
Georgia's transportation board has named a section of Interstate 20 for the late Rev. Ralph David Abernathy. It is the second corridor named for the civil rights leader, who died last April.
March 24, 1990 |
The Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, 63, key associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement, was hospitalized in Atlanta for a sodium imbalance, his doctor said. He was in fair condition in the cardiac unit at Crawford Long Hospital of Emory University. Though Abernathy's heartbeat was being monitored, he was not suffering from a heart problem, the doctor said.
October 29, 1989
It is interesting to note that Ralph David Abernathy is vice-president of the board of directors of the American Freedom Coalition, one of the most ferociously right-wing, allegedly Moonie-backed groups that currently exists in the United States. Is his biography of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. truly a quest for truth, or is it one more attempt to discredit those men and women who fight for the civil liberties of the disenfranchised? VIRGINIA URIBE, Los Angeles
November 26, 2002 |
The state of Georgia on Monday revoked the parole of former state Sen. Ralph David Abernathy III after finding him guilty of taking fees to represent inmates. The decision means Abernathy, son of the late U.S. civil rights activist Ralph David Abernathy Sr., must return to prison, where he could remain until January 2004.
April 23, 1990 |
Hundreds of mourners filed past the coffin of the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy after a somber Sunday service at the church where he preached the gospel during the turbulent civil rights era. About 300 people lined up after the regular service at the West Hunter Street Baptist Church, where the civil rights leader was pastor from 1961 until his death last week at age 64. At an evening memorial service, civil rights figures praised the man who worked beside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s.
December 10, 1989
I read Mary King's review of Ralph Abernathy's "And the Walls Came Tumbling Down." I hope to read the book. Provided I can figure out a way to do so without buying it. My disillusionment with Dr. Abernathy began when it became apparent that he could not carry the banner that he had grabbed from the dying hands of Martin Luther King as King fell. But then, who could? That disillusionment was complete some months ago as I dutifully went through the several pounds of mail solicitations I receive each week.