History Matters | Ralph David Abernathy
by Bobby Dubose
Bobby Brainard DuBose is a Democratic politician who currently serves as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 94th District, which includes most of Fort Lauderdale in central Broward County, since 2014. It was only right that he would be the one to tell the story of Ralph David Abernathy, a close friend to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During the civil rights movement, he too ran for the position of U.S. House of Representatives. Etched on his tombstone are the words “I tried.” Yes, he tried, he made a difference, and we carry forth the spirit of his efforts today.