Niagara Gazette

Opinion

January 15, 2013

BRADBERRY: King lives, his spirit rules

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Niagara Gazette — Quoting Representative John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia, who was jailed and beaten by the Selma police, Weber wrote, “I don’t know what would have happened to us in Selma if it wasn’t for Chestnut. Selma was a vicious place, vicious. I don’t know how he survived there, I really don’t. He used the law to help liberate the black folk of Alabama. He was a lawyer, but he was also a foot soldier. He was a brave and courageous man.”

Mr. Chestnut’s work continued after the Voting Rights Act was signed into law. He filed civil rights cases to get African Americans on juries; to desegregate the Selma public schools; and to ensure blacks the opportunity to work as coaches and principals in the schools he worked to desegregate.

King’s prophetic voice still echoes, his spirit lives; neither his work nor Chestnut’s yet finished.

Contact Bill at bill.bradberry@yahoo.com

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