Ralph Abernathy

Civil Rights Activist Ralph Abernathy

Profession: Civil Rights Activist

United States of America

Why Famous: A close friend of Martin Luther King Jr., Abernathy and King co-founded the Montgomery Improvement Association which led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1957.

Abernathy became president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference upon King's assassination in 1968, an organization they had both co-founded.

Born: March 11, 1926
Birthplace: Linden, Alabama, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: October 17, 1990 (aged 64)
Cause of Death: Blood clot

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