C. T. Vivian

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C. T. Vivian
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Vivian preaching at Brown Chapel, March 7, 2010, on the 45th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.
Cordy Tindell Vivian

(1924-07-30)July 30, 1924
DiedJuly 17, 2020(2020-07-17) (aged 95)
Occupationminister, author

Cordy Tindell "C. T." Vivian (July 30, 1924[1] – July 17, 2020) was an American minister and author. He was a close friend and lieutenant of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement. Vivian founded the C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute, Inc. Rev. Vivian was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.[2]

On August 8, 2013, President Barack Obama named Rev. Vivian as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Vivian died on July 17, 2020 in Atlanta at the age of 95.[3]

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  1. Etheridge, Eric (2008). Breach of Peace. New York: Atlas and Company. p. 40.
  2. "Civil rights veterans join Martin Luther King Jr.'s fraternity; Alpha Phi Alpha holds initiation ceremony in Atlanta". Alpha Phi Alpha. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
  3. C.T. Vivian, civil rights hero and intellectual, dead at 95

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