Reverend C.T. Vivian

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Reverend C.T. Vivian
Minister, Activist, Orator
Nashville, TN–St. Augustine, FL

A veteran nonviolent protester since the 1940s, he was a quintessential civil rights warrior and a member of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s executive staff. Known for his courage and outspokenness, this lifelong advocate for racial equality continues as an exemplar of disciplined direct action in a spiritual and sacrificial manner to advance civil rights and human freedom.