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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
Died July 17, 2020(2020-07-17) (aged 95)
Occupation minister, author

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

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.

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