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** FILE ** The Rev. Ralph Abernathy (left) of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth of the Revelation Baptist Church in Cincinnati talk to reporters at the White House in Washington after a conference with President Kennedy in 1963. (AP Photo/Bill Allen, File)
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** FILE ** The Rev. Ralph Abernathy (left) of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth of the Revelation Baptist Church in Cincinnati talk to reporters at the White House in Washington after a conference with President Kennedy in 1963. (AP Photo/Bill Allen, File)

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