Rashad Richey Show: Local & National Leaders Discuss C.T. Vivian's Legacy

The Rashad Richey Morning Show
July 17, 2020 - 3:13 pm
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Reverend C.T. Vivian may have passed away, but he leaves a legacy of civil rights that will never be silenced.
 
Dr. Rashad Richey and other community leaders honored the life and legacy of Civil Rights Activist and Pioneer, Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian on The Rashad Richey Morning Show. Dr. Vivian’s career of helping others spanned over 60 years as he worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others to bring social and political transformation in America.
 
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Environmental rights leader, Dr. Gerald Durley said, “He was a loving warrior. He was an individual whose smile could disarm you, but when he had his mind set to accomplish a goal, C.T. knew how to accomplish it.”
 
International human rights leader, Dr. Joseph Beasley spoke of Vivian's humility and character while the National President of the SCLC, Dr. Charles Steele, Jr. recounted a lifetime of encounters with the civil rights legend that shaped his own leadership.
Reverend C.T. Vivian was also held in high esteem by younger activists like Daniel Blackman. “He was an example to so many people ... he is loved beyond measure and poured into so many lives ...", said Blackman.
 
President of the Atlanta NAACP, Richard Rose also shared a beautiful tribute about Reverend Vivian “... He was such a dapper gentleman about everything, the way he talked to you, the way he carried himself; even when he made a little sarcastic comment ... it was just so smoothly done. He was a great man.”
 
Listen to the full interview below.
 
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