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Ralph Abernathy (I) (1926–1990)

Ralph Abernathy was born on March 21, 1926 in Lindon, Alabama, USA as Ralph David Abernathy. He was married to Juanita Jones. He died on April 17, 1990 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. See full bio »


(age 64) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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 1989 11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (as Rev. Ralph Abernathy)
 1989 Booknotes (TV Series)
- Episode dated 29 October 1989 (1989) ... Himself (as Rev. Ralph David Abernathy)
 1987 Eyes on the Prize (TV Series documentary)
- Awakenings: 1954-1956 (1987) ... Himself
 1986 In Remembrance of Martin (Documentary)
 1970 I Am Somebody (Short documentary)
 1969 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Leader, Poor Peoples' March
- Apollo 11: The Impact on Earth (1969) ... Himself - Leader, Poor Peoples' March (as Rev. Ralph Abernathy)
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 2013 The Trials of Muhammad Ali (Documentary)
 2004 Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (Documentary)
 1999 Our Friend, Martin (Video)
Himself - consoles Coretta King (uncredited)
 1997 The Speeches of Malcolm X (Video documentary)
Himself - Leads March Into Montgomery, at Signing of Voting Rights Act
 1997 George Wallace (TV Movie)
Himself - Behind King (uncredited)
 1997 4 Little Girls (Documentary)
Himself - with Martin Luther King (uncredited)
 1995 The Speeches of Robert F. Kennedy (Video)
Himself - Marches with King
 1992 Malcolm X
Himself - Behind King and Malcolm (uncredited)

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1 Print Biography | 4 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rev. Ralph David Abernathy | Rev. Ralph Abernathy

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Personal Quote:

Christians should be ready for a change because Jesus was the greatest changer in history. See more »


Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 5-6. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999. See more »

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