The civil rights leader CT Vivian died at the age of 95. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
A lieutenant for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. He was also the author of Black Power and the American Myth, and founder of the C.T. Vivian Leadership Institute.
He was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
He co-founded the Nashville Leadership Conference to organize the sit-ins and Nashville and took part in the Freedom Rides.
His mother and grandmother made sure he would be educated.
He worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
How did CT Vivian die?
Vivian died from natural causes in Atlanta on July 17, 2020, thirteen days before his 96th birthday, and on the same day when his friend and fellow activist, John Lewis, died in the same city. He was the first Black, non-elected man to lie in state at the Georgia State Capitol.