Funeral service for Civil Rights icon C.T. Vivian held today | USA TODAY

Funeral service for Civil Rights icon C.T. Vivian held today | USA TODAY 1


A private funeral service is held for American civil rights leader Rev C.T. Vivian in Atlanta, Georgia. Vivian – a key adviser to the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who throughout his life organized pivotal civil rights campaigns and spent decades advocating for justice and racial equality – died Friday at the age of 95.


Vivian's casket was then taken in a processional to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park. King, whom Vivian closely advised, once described Vivian as "the greatest preacher to ever live." In 2013, President Barack Obama honored Vivian, who had continued to promote racial equality in recent years, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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20 Comments on "Funeral service for Civil Rights icon C.T. Vivian held today | USA TODAY"

  1. I am honored for the time my sister and I spent with C,T. when he was in Sedalia, Missouri. I have been told that uncle Gene and our dad were brothers.

  2. 😂

  3. R.I.P.

  4. Condolences to his families, the National, Congress, and his States

  5. Андрей Игоревич | July 23, 2020 at 3:22 PM | Reply
  6. Pamela Johnson | July 23, 2020 at 4:02 PM | Reply


  7. Pamela Johnson | July 23, 2020 at 4:07 PM | Reply

    RIP! AMEN! AMEN! 🙏🙏🙏🌹

  8. andrea debonair Freeorbit | July 23, 2020 at 4:45 PM | Reply

    my condolences. ( but why are all the healthy people wearing facial covering? phobic)

  9. PONCE TURNER | July 23, 2020 at 4:48 PM | Reply

    Servant leader is Dr Damon P Williams he didn’t use an aid to wipe and clean after each speaker he was that served

  10. PONCE TURNER | July 23, 2020 at 4:50 PM | Reply

    I’m honor to have been one who live in the earthly of these service to humanity and rights for justice.

  11. Howard Bankhead | July 23, 2020 at 6:25 PM | Reply

    Yes, I was blessed to meet and talk with Rev. C.T., when he spoke at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. A great man of the world!

  12. anish varughese | July 23, 2020 at 8:29 PM | Reply

    Rest in peace

  13. Condolences

  14. He was outstanding

  15. Rip!!!

  16. R.I.P

  17. He was a kind man. Thank you

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  20. One of my favorite memories of Rev. C.T. Vivian: During one of the sit-ins by the Freedom Riders. The police were putting the arrested riders into a paddy wagon and were about to close the door. Then C.T. Vivian came from behind and asked the police officer, with a hearty smile, if he could climb into the wagon too. The police officer signaled him to get in fast. That was a special moment for me to see him.

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