April 7, 1968
On April 17, 1990, Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy passed on to eternal glory. Rev. Abernathy was the closest friend to Dr. Martin Luther King. On April 7, 1968, Rev. Abernathy sent out this statement from SCLC announcing the murder of MLK on April 4, 1968. Today, as the Blackman Read Aloud Hour continues to bring a historical perspective to that deadly act. I also pay homage to another warrior in the fight for justice Rev Ralph D. Abernathy.