Rev. C.T. Vivian, Key Civil Rights Leader, Has Died at 95

Vivian began staging sit-ins against segregation 12 years before lunch-counter protests by college students made national news.

  • Published 17 July 2020

[template id="245201"] ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. C.T. Vivian, an early and key adviser to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. who organized pivotal campaigns in the civil rights movement and spent decades advocating for justice and equality, died July 17 at the age of 95. Vivian began staging sit-ins against segregation in Peoria, Illinois, in the 1940s — a dozen years before lunch-counter protests by college students made national news. He met King soon… Read at AP News