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Juanita Abernathy, a Force in the Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 88

NYTimes.com Friday, 13 September 2019
The wife of the Rev. Dr. Ralph Abernathy, she was an activist in her own right in the struggle to end segregation and secureing the vote.
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