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Rev Dr. Ralph David Abernathy III, a son of the Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy Sr. that marched with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and led The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, visits Cleveland to push early voting, to support Obama, speaks at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Cleveland with singer John Legend performing, says some Blacks get "Romnesia" and forget about the struggle for Civil Rights, says Obama is a change agent for America, Black community, famous Blacks have toured Cleveland in support of Obama as Ohio remains pivotal

The Rev. Dr. Ralph David Abernathy III, an evangelist, Civil Rights leader, motivational speaker and a son of the late Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy Sr. His father, Abernathy Sr.,  was the partner of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr during the Civil Rights movement who assumed the leadership role of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference after the assassination of King in 1968. The younger Abernathy visited Cleveland, Oh. on Sunday to stomp for the reelection of President Obama 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 JACK E. CANTRELL, MEMPHIS PRESS-SCIMITAR: COURTESY MISSISSIPPI VALLEY COLLECTION / UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS  LIBRARIES By Marc R. Churchill and Kathy Wray Coleman, Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Online Blog, Ohio’s Most Read Online Black Newspaper  ( ) CLEVELAND, Ohio-The Rev. Dr