|Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.|
|Born|| March 11, 1926 |
|Died||April 17, 1990|
|Spouse||Juanita Jones Abernathy|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Ralph David Abernathy, Sr. (March 11, 1926 – April 17, 1990) was an American civil rights leader and mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr. A Baptist minister, he was a strong leader in the Civil Rights Movement to successfully fight for the rights of blacks.
While a registered member of the Democratic Party, Abernathy was especially conservative on social issues, being an outspoken opponent of abortion. Like principled conservative Christians today, he also opposed pornography and abhorred the sexual revolution. Abernathy strongly opposed illegal immigration as well.
- Evenson, Darrick (July 22, 2011). Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Had Pro-Life View Opposing Abortion. LifeNews.com. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
- When Ralph Abernathy Took His Stand. Education News. Retrieved February 16, 2021.