Ralph Abernathy III dead at 56: Cleveland Urban News.Com interviewed the former Georgia state senator and son of Civil Rights icon the Rev Ralph Abernathy Sr....He told Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman during that interview that Obama is systemic change for the betterment of Black America, commented on Mitt Romney, and said that his father and the Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were Civil Rights twins and even dressed alike at times.....Dr King died in his father's arms, he said....Read the interview here, and the interview with Coleman and singer John Legend, also an Obama supporter....Funeral arrangements are pending....The Rev Al Sharpton called the younger Abernathy a friend and "an activist in the truest sense"
The Rev. Ralph David Abernathy III, a former Georgia state legislator, Civil Rights leader, community activists, motivational speaker and a son of the late Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy Sr. who died March 17 after a brave battle with colon cancer. His father was a partner of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr during the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s who assumed the leadership role of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference after the assassination of King in 1968. The Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy Sr. (left) and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a press conference during the height of the Civil Rights Movement (Photo: University of Memphis Libraries) www.clevelandurbannews.com ) / ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ). Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: email@example.com By Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman, a-23-year journalist who trained at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio for 17 years, and who interviewed