Posted November 9, 2013 by Editorial Staff in ---

Daughters of Civil Rights: Kennedy, Wallace, Johnson, Abernathy


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Event Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Location: Oakland Marriott, Oakland
Pictured: Belva Davis, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Kerry Kennedy, Peggy Wallace Kennedy, Luci Baines Johnson, Donzaleigh Abernathy
Photos by: Photographers@Large


our daughters of the 1960s civil rights movement delved 50 years into the past and preached a continuation of the fight for equality to more than 1,000 people in a Marriott Hotel ballroom Saturday night.

The Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series event, presented by the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, presenting Donzaleigh Abernathy, daughter of civil rights leaders Ralph and Juanita Abernathy; Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon B. and Lady Bird Johnson; Kerry Kennedy, the seventh child of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy’s 11 children; and Peggy Wallace Kennedy, daughter of Alabama Gov. George Wallace and Lurleen Wallace. The discussion was moderated by Belva Davis and Isabel Duron. - Contra Costa Times [more]

“The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center promotes the principles of nonviolence and offers an environment where young people actively seek peaceful, nonviolent solutions to the difficult challenges we all face in our communities. The Freedom Center serves individuals, organizations, schools and communities in the Greater Bay Area.”

Related: Martin Luther King III delivers a millennial message of strategic thinking and accountability (March 30, 2014)

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