Wyatt Tee Walker

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Birthday
16, 1929
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jan 23, 2018 (88)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
16, 1929
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jan 23, 2018 (88)

About

National civil rights leader and United States black pastor who served as Dr. King Jr.'s Chief of Staff.

Before Fame

He became a pastor at the Gillfield Baptist Church, the second oldest black church in Petersburg, Virginia and one of the oldest in the nation, in 1953 after earning a degree.

Trivia

He co-founded the Congress for Racial Equality and was an early board member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).

Family Life

He married Theresa Ann Walker, and has four children and two grandchildren.

Associated With

He helped organize and participated in the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech.