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"Fearless Leaders Remembered"

 

February 11, 2021

Bertha Bradford-Robinson

Two pillars of the civil rights movement have joined fellow Comrades in heaven. Charlie White, the last founding "Deacon for Defense" member died on Feb. 4, 2021 in Northeast Louisiana Hospital. His contributions ranked like those of former Representative John Lewis; he just didn't get the publicity.

Bertha Bradford-Robinson, retired director of federal programs of Jackson Parish died Feb 6, 2021 in Glenwood Medical Hospital, West Monroe. They were both beloved residents of Jonesboro LA.To quote from the book" Deacons for Defense" by Lance Hill, in 1964 a small group of African American men...



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