[Marxism] Hunterbear, R.I.P.

Dayne Goodwin daynegoodwin at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 04:00:25 MST 2019


John Hunter Gray, Of Mississippi Lunch Counter Sit-In, Dies At 84
National Public Radio, "All Things Considered," January 11
by Karen Grigsby Bates
https://www.npr.org/2019/01/11/684610222/john-hunter-gray-of-mississippi-lunch-counter-sit-in-dies-at-84


On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 2:53 AM Jim Farmelant via Marxism
<marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
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> A couple of obits that I have seen:
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> https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/4555114-civil-rights-activist-and-former-und-professor-john-salter-jr-dies
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> https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-john-hunter-gray-lunch-counter-protest-photo-dead-20190110-story.html

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> From his son, Peter Salter on Facebook:
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> The strongest man I ever knew died today, in his home, and in the care and companionship of the family he helped create.
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> John R. Salter Jr., later known as John Gray, left a permanent mark on this world as a labor organizer, Civil Rights leader, author, college professor, father, grandfather, great-grandfather. He liked to say he was an agitator, but he was really a helper and a solver. He could not stomach injustice, and the bigger the wrong, the fiercer the foe, the better.
> Our father held on longer than anyone expected, but that was within in his character. Like everything else in his life, he was going to do this on his own terms.
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> He is already missed and mourned, but we know he will always be near, and his legacy will live on."
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