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Deacon for Defense and Torch Bearer


August 20, 2020

Jonesboro Mayor Leslie Thompson & Funyanna Kirkpatrick Saulsberry.

Mayor Leslie Thompson of Jonesboro LA, paid special tribute to and declared August 6, 2020 to be Deacon for Defense founder and leader Rev. Frederick Douglas Kirkpatrick and granddaughter Funyanna Kirkpatrick Saulsberry Day, stating "WHEREAS, it is well documented that goals of the civil rights movement were achieved through Dr. Martin Luther King's non-violent advocation and the Deacons for Defense armed resistance participation, we pay special tribute to the Kirkpatrick family's late wife, Annie Pearl Kirkpatrick and children, the late Freddie Kirkpatrick, Camille Kirkpatrick Washington...

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