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August 20, 2020

Rev. Fredrick Douglas Kirkpatrick

Rev. Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick, Co-Founder and Leader of "Deacons for Defense"


· Activist: Civil and Human Rights, C.O.R.E., NAACP, Southern Christian Leadership Conference

· Associate of Martin Luther King, Jr.

· Catalyst for famed Jackson High School protest in Jonesboro, LA that set precedence for a governor to intervene in negotiating a settlement in a civil rights protest in the deep south, thereby marking a turning-point in Southern history. Kirkpatrick, a renaissance man, pursued and prevailed in many areas: a GSU alum and NF...

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