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C.T. Vivian Stories as Told by Author Harold Michael Harvey


Cordy Tindell Vivian also known as C. T. Vivian (July 30, 1924 – July 17, 2020) was an American minister, author, and close friend and lieutenant of Martin Luther King Jr.   Vivian resided in Atlanta, Georgia, and founded the C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute, Inc.  His good friend author Harold Michael Harvey joined us to recall stories of this historic figure in our history.  In a speech in 2007, then Senator Barack Obama, recognized Vivian in his opening remarks in the words of Martin L. King Jr. as “the greatest preacher to ever live.”

Harold Michael Harvey is an American award-winning journalist, former lawyer, political pundit, novelist, essayist, and publisher. He earned a degree in Political Science from Tuskegee Institute and a Juris Doctorate degree from Atlanta Law School. Harvey was honored for “Outstanding Work in Newspaper Journalism,” in 1976 by the National Newspaper Publishers Association.

C.T. Vivian and Harold Michael Harvey

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