R.I.P. Hector Black

If you have never heard of a man named Hector Black, from Cookeville, Tennessee, I hope you will continue to read this.  Hector died on August 20, 2020, at age 95.  Born in New York City, he served in the Army in World War II.  After the war he studied at Harvard, and began to attend Quaker meetings, being attracted by their non-violent creed.  He and his wife became involved in the civil rights movement in the 1960s, and moved to Atlanta in 1965 with their three daughters, where they protested for racial justice alongside Martin Luther King Jr.  While in Atlanta, they also adopted two more daughters, making a family with five children, all girls.

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